Trump admin scraps EPA's deceitful 'sue and settle' trick
Limited government advocates and property-rights champions are cheering Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt for publicly announcing he will scrap the tactic known as ‚Äúsue and settle‚ÄĚ for as long as he is in office.
‚ÄúWe will no longer go behind closed doors and use consent decrees and settlement agreements to resolve lawsuits filed against the Agency by special interest groups where doing so would circumvent the regulatory process set forth by Congress,‚ÄĚ Pruitt said in a statement.
So what is ‚Äúsue and settle?‚ÄĚ In short, it‚Äôs a way that politicians and bureaucrats shift policy by pretending to be in a legal fight with a political ally and altering a specific rule to supposedly avoid a lawsuit.
Patrick Hedger, manager of the Regulatory Action Center at the FreedomWorks Foundation, offers a more detailed description of how this political and legal charade plays out....
Choosing conservative Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt as his EPA Administrator was one of President Trump‚Äôs more inspired choices. Pruitt knows where the bodies of Obama‚Äôs serial abuse of the Constitution are buried and his willingness to make sure those abuses never happen on his watch is a welcome change from past Republican EPA picks, who in the post-Reagan era mostly did their best to kowtow to the radical environmental lobby.
Obama learned this shakedown from the masters Revs Jackson and Sharpton. They would scream "racist" at corporations and get them to settle out of court to avoid the public stigma. The money of course would go into the pockets of these ravenous wolves and the coffers of their racist organizations and friends. Obama used this to perfection not only with the EPA but also the depts of Treasury (via the IRS) and Justice (which would shakedown cities and towns crying "racial bias" in their municipal judiciaries and police depts).
And yet, another good roll-back of one of Obama's many evil legal shenanigans unnoticed by the sleeping populous and ignored by mainstream media. When this guy comes back in power on the world stage what he did here in the U.S. will be peanuts in comparison. His deceit and evil schemes will literally be of Biblical proportions; specifically Revelation 13.
As was pointed out in the Business Insider article, [URL=http://tinyurl.com/ya99hxq8]]]http://tinyurl.com/ya99hxq8 (Scott Pruitt is ending an EPA policy known as 'sue and settle' to give green groups less power)[/URL], if the EPA doesn't meet the issuance dates of regulations, they could be fined. This could get costly -- for taxpayers. ūüŹ≠