STOP the EPA from GARNISHING HOMEOWNERS PAY CHECKS by 8/2/2014
**UPDATED AUG 1, 2014 @2:30pm CST – Senator Johanns e-Update August 1, 2014
I wrote a letter this week to Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Gina McCarthy opposing a proposed rule granting the agency the power to garnish the wages of citizens without a court order. A copy of the letter is available HERE .
Given this Administration’s regulatory zeal – especially in ag circles, I find it troubling that a federal agency can have the authority to garnish wages for unpaid fines or penalties without a court order. If EPA has a legitimate reason to issue a fine, and the fine is past due, the agency should have no problem getting a judge’s blessing to collect it.
To further address this problem, I am also crafting legislation to require agencies to obtain a court order before garnishing wages of non-federal workers. I will keep you informed on the progress of this legislation.
The EPA has proposed a NEW Rule that would establish the ability for the EPA to garnish wages if the EPA determines that a landowner has violated one of their regulations. If they determine you broke a rule, and fine you 75,000.00 a day for each violation, they can take up to 15% of your income to pay the fine.
The determination of violation will NOT be made by a court or a judge. The EPA proposes that it has the right to make the determination of violation, assign the amount of the fine, and then collect that fine without any intervention by a court of law.
**A homeowner who refuses to install a SMART METER or refuses to purchase and install new high efficiency products? OR A farmer or Rancher is deemed to be in violation of one of their regulations,
Since no court is involved, the EPA could virtually put every farmer in this nation out of business. It is an open door for the EPA to place liens and eventually steal property.
Everyone needs to post their comment OPPOSING this rule before August 1, 2014…if enough people comment negatively on this proposed rule, then the EPA will have to go through a longer process to try to implement it.
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Fax:(202) 565-2585
- Mail:OCFO-2014-0001; FRL-9910-13-OCFO, FPPS c/o Anita Jones, OCFO/OFM/FPPS, Mailcode 2733R, Environmental Protection Agency, 1300 Pennsylvania Ave. NW., Washington, DC 20460.
SOME STORIES OF EPA OVERREACH
Michael Korte walks across his lawn in Glendora, Calif. Korte and his wife face a possible fine of up to $500 for not maintaining their lawn during the drought….got these letters warning they could be fined if they water, and I got a letter warning that I could be fined for not watering,” Whitney told the Associated Press. “I felt like I was in an alternate universe. “ http://thinkprogress.org/climate/2014/07/20/3462064/california-drought-fine-brown-lawn/
HOMELAND SECURITY AGENTS RAID HOME TO SEIZE LAND ROVER FOR VIOLATION OF EPA REGULATIONS
Protecting America from the deadly threat posed by vehicles which flout emission standards
In another example of how the Department of Homeland Security has expanded far outside the purview of its original function, six vehicles full of DHS agents were required to seize a Land Rover from a couple in Statesville, N.C. due to the fact that the vehicle allegedly violates EPA emission standards. http://www.infowars.com/homeland-security-agents-raid-home-to-seize-land-rover-for-violation-of-epa-regulations/
Special Note From Tom DeWeese
I issued this Sledgehammer Alert last week, asking activists across the nation to sign the petition to demand a Congressional investigation of the Piedmont Environmental Council. I’m sending it again. It is urgent that we obtain as many signatures on this petition as possible right now.
This is not a local issue in Fauquier County, VA. The Piedmont Environmental Council is just one of hundreds (if not thousands) of such local groups operating in every community in American. They have incredible power and wealth to enforce their agenda on your community, on your lives, on your property, on your job, on your family. They do it with unlimited power granted to them by your elected officials. And they do it with the kind of viciousness that comes with such unlimited power. They must be stopped if we are to have any hope of preserving freedom in this nation.
Martha Boneta has had the courage to challenge and defy them. She has endured every attack they can muster, including invasion of her property for on-sight inspections under the excuse of the conservation easement they forced on her. And when she stood up and said “no more,” she found herself mysteriously facing an IRS audit. Coincidentally, the person who used to head up the IRS under Bill Clinton is on the PEC board of directors. Now, as Martha’s law suit against them comes up for trial, the PEC is moving to have all evidenced sealed by the court in order to hide any wrong doing that may come out at the trial.
This is an evil that lives in the dark corners of every community in the nation. Martha is paving the way to expose it in one case. She needs our help. If she can win against the PEC it will set a precedent for every one of us in our own area of the nation. This is a national issue!
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