Saturday, August 19, 2017

Gosar says WOTUS 'forced down the throats of American people' after GAO finds EPA broke laws in promoting regulation

Rep. Paul A. Gosar (R-AZ)
U.S. Rep. Paul A. Gosar (R-AZ) condemned the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) after the recent release of a Government Accountability Office (GAO) report found that the agency had violated federal law in its promotion of the Waters of the United States (WOTUS) regulation.

“Today’s report by GAO confirms that the EPA, with the help of Administrator Gina McCarthy, has pulled off a hat trick of lawlessness in order to force WOTUS down the throats of the American people,” Gosar. said “This includes illegally publishing propaganda violating federal law in order to mandate an unconstitutional federal water grab which in turn, Administrator McCarthy committed perjury before Congress and lied about WOTUS to the American public.”

The GAO report found that social media campaigns by the EPA violated federal laws that prevent agencies from lobbying for their own actions.

“Despite this rare feat of deceit, this behavior has become the status quo for an Obama Administration that has blatantly disregarded the rule of law to enact its partisan agenda,” Gosar said. “The EPA has solidified itself as a rogue wing of Obama’s far-left army of environmental extremists. This dangerous precedent of executive overreach must be stopped by Congress. I call on my colleagues to support my efforts to block all funding for the new WOTUS regulation in the omnibus spending bill and send a message to the Obama Administration that no one, not even the President, is above the rule of law.”

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U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) 1200 Pennsylvania Ave NW Washington, DC - 20460

U.S. Representative Paul Gosar (AZ-4) 122 North Cortez Street Prescott, AZ - 86301

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