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  • Ecology’s Agenda July-Dec. 2017

    WA STATE DEPARTMENT OF ECOLOGY (DOE)

    WSR 17-16-063 [Filed July 25, 2017, 2:12 p.m.]

    Rule-Making Agenda July – December 2017

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    FROM JAN 26, 2011…..

    WA STATE (DOE) ECOLOGY THE WE’S WHO ALWAYS WANT MORE

    Behind My Back | WA DOE $50 Comment Recording Fee?

    www.behindmyback.org/2017/07/12/6854/

    Jul 12, 2017Protests must be accompanied by a $50 recording fee payable to the Department of …. www.behindmyback.org/2013/10/26/fee-fie-foe-fum/.

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    Behind My Back | Are You A Normal Person?

    www.behindmyback.org/2015/05/18/are-you-a-normal-person/

    May 18, 2015If you‘re a normal person, you‘d answer “yes, people usually are more important … www.behindmyback.org/2015/02/01/high–dry-and-destitute/.

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    WA State DOE | Citizen Review Online

    citizenreviewonline.org/category/wa-state-doe/page/2/

    Jan 25, 2013from Behind My Back.org. DEPRIVED OF … (previously posted behindmyback.org.) …. “It’s a money deal,” she said, adding, “Ecology sucks.

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    Behind My Back | “Ecology Sucks”

    www.behindmyback.org/2013/04/15/ecology-sucks/

    Apr 15, 2013 – Ecology Sucks” And, the rest of the story. The local news … citizenreviewonline.org/ecologys-qa-session-in-sequim-about-… Jan 17, 2013 …

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    Dungeness Water Rule: Control of the water – control of the people …

    citizenreviewonline.org/dungeness-water-rule-control-of-the-water-control-of-the-peo…

    Apr 16, 2013 – visit my website behindmyback.org for more educational WATER posts …. Yes, I did say “ECOLOGY SUCKS” that is my position and I am …

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    YES, I DID SAY ECOLOGY SUCKS ON Jan 17, 2013.

    THAT IS MY PUBLISHED OPINION AND ON AUG 16, 2017,  I’M STICKING WITH IT!

    WSR 17-16-063

    AGENDA

    DEPARTMENT OF ECOLOGY

    [Filed July 25, 2017, 2:12 p.m.]

    Pursuant to RCW 34.05.314, following is the department of ecology’s rule[s] agenda for July – December 2017.

    If you have any questions please contact Bari Schreiner by phone (360) 407-6998 or email Bari.Schreiner@ecy.wa.gov.

    Rule-Making Agenda

    July – December 2017

    Where “est.” appears before a date that means the date is an estimate.

    AO Number

    WAC Chapter

    Date of

    Filing

    CR-101

    Date of

    Filing

    CR 102

    Hearing Date(s)

    Date of

    Filing

    CR 103

    Rule-Making

    Lead

    Administration

    16-14

    Chapter 173-03 WAC, Public records

    2/28/17

    est.

    September 2017

    est.

    October 2017

    emergency rule 7/20/17 permanent rule adoption est. December 2017

    Linda Anderson

    16-10

    Chapter 173-323 WAC, Grants and loans

    7/25/17

    est.

    October 2017

    est.

    November 2017

    est.

    December 2017

    Bari Schreiner

    Air Quality

    16-12

    Chapter 173-407 WAC, Carbon dioxide mitigation program, greenhouse gases emissions performance standard and sequestration plans and programs for thermal electric generating facilities

    2/7/17

    est.

    September 2017

    est.

    October 2017

    est.

    February 2018

    Caroline Sun

    16-09

    Chapter 173-455 WAC, Air quality fee rule and chapter 173-400 WAC, General regulations for air pollution sources

    2/6/17

    est.

    August 2017

    est.

    September 2017

    est.

    February 2018

    Joanna Ekrem

    15-07

    Chapter 173-400 WAC, General regulations for air pollution sources and chapter 173-401 WAC, Operating permit regulations

    7/21/15 Revised CR-101 12/16/16

    est.

    fall 2017

    est.

    fall 2017

    est.

    winter 2018

    Elena Guilfoil

    Hazardous Waste and Toxics Reduction

    16-03

    Chapter 173-303 WAC, Dangerous waste regulations

    original CR-101 2/17/16 withdrawal of pervious [previous] CR-101 and filing of new CR-101 2/21/17

    est.

    July 2018

    est.

    August 2018

    est.

    November 2017

    Rob Rieck

    16-08

    Chapter 173-334 WAC, Children’s safe products—Reporting rule

    8/9/16

    3/22/17

    4/25/17

    est.

    August 2017

    Kara Steward

    Shorelines and Environmental Assistance

    15-06

    Shoreline Management Act implementation rules: Chapters 173-18, 173-20,173-22,173-26, and 173-27 WAC

    9/2/15

    2/28/17

    4/5/17, 4/6/17, 4/11/17 and 4/13/17

    est.

    August 2017

    Fran Sant

    Toxics Cleanup Program

    16-02

    Chapter 173-360 WAC Underground storage tank regulations

    3/23/16

    est.

    November 2017

    est.

    December 2017 or January 2018

    est.

    May 2018

    Kris Grinnell

    Waste 2 Resources

    13-08

    Chapter 173-350 WAC, Solid waste handling standards

    11/5/13

    est.

    November 2017

    est.

    December 2017/January 2018

    est.

    March 2018

    Kyle Dorsey

    15-15

    Chapter 173-312 WAC, Coordinated prevention grants and chapter 173-313 WAC, Local solid waste enforcement grant regulation

    12/22/15

    5/24/17

    6/27/17

    est.

    August 2017

    Kyle Dorsey

    Water Quality

    17-02

    Chapter 173-228 WAC, Vessel sewage no discharge zone

    7/5/17

    est.

    October 2017

    TBD

    est.

    February 2018

    Amy Jankowiak and Becca Conklin

    06-12

    Chapter 173-219 WAC, Reclaimed water

    11/7/06 withdrawn 6/4/14 new CR-101 6/4/14

    6/16/15 continuance filed 8/17/15

    withdrawal 12/23/15

    new CR-102 anticipated August 2017

    first round held in July 2015 second round est. September

    est.

    January 2018

    Jocelyn Jones

    16-04

    Chapter 173-95A WAC, Uses and limitations of the centennial clean water program and chapter 173-98 WAC, Uses and limitations of the water pollution control revolving fund

    7/19/16

    4/19/17

    5/31/17

    est.

    August 2017

    Daniel Thompson

     Open – On Hold

    Air Quality

    13-04

    Chapter 173-491 WAC, Emission standards and controls for sources emitting gasoline gas vapors, chapter 173-400 WAC, general regulations for air pollution sources, and chapter 173-455 WAC, Air quality fee rule

    7/2/13

    on hold

    on hold

    on hold

    Elena Guilfoil

    Hazardous Waste and Toxics Reduction

    15-12

    Chapter 173-333 WAC, Chemical action plans (formerly PBT)

    10/12/15

    on hold

    on hold

    on hold

    Kara Steward and Rob Rieck

    Water Resources

    05-03

    Chapter 173-525 WAC, Grays Elochoman instream resources protection and water management program WRIA 25

    3/2/05

    4/19/10 continuance filed 6/16/10 expired 11/1/10

    on hold

    on hold

    on hold

    Ann Wessel

    05-04

    Chapter 173-526 WAC, Cowlitz instream resources protection and water management program WRIA 26

    3/2/05

    4/19/10 continuance filed 6/16/10 expired 11/1/10

    on hold

    on hold

    on hold

    Ann Wessel

    05-02

    Chapter 173-503A WAC, Samish River subbasin instream resources protection program, lower and upper Skagit water resources inventory area (WRIAs 3 and 4)

    2/15/05

    on hold

    indefinitely

    on hold

    indefinitely

    on hold

    indefinitely

    Ann Wessel

    Waste 2 Resources

    15-11

    Chapter 173-331 WAC, Vehicle battery recycling program

    12/2/15

    on hold

    on hold

    on hold

    Kyle Dorsey


  • SMP Public Comment # 160

    SMP Public Comment # 160

    SMP Public Comment # 160

    Clallam County SMP Update

    Public Participation Strategy Process Goals and Objectives

    Pearl Rains Hewett

    Moving forward, this documented,  SMP Public Comment on Public Participation Strategy Process Goals and Objectives is crucial to  future decision making by our newly elected Department of Community Development (DCD) Director, Mary Ellen Winborn.  And, the two (2) Clallam County Commissioner, Jim McEntire and Bill Peach, that were not in office  during the following documented events.

    CW 90.58.130 is the law on SMP Public Participation (full text below)

    Clallam County Shoreline Master Program

    Commissioners approved a “PUBLIC PARTICIPATION STRATEGY” for the SMP Update in March of 2010 a 16 page document (Who? Where citizens involved in creating this document?)

    PDN Article published Dec 14, 2010
    Clallam shoreline update could bring new curbs to development, commissioners told

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    Clallam County PUBLIC PARTICIPATION STRATEGY approved March 2010

    3.0 PUBLIC PARTICIPATION GOALS

    Clallam County recognizes that early and continuous public participation is critical to the update

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    Table 1 – Public Participation Process Goals and Objectives

    1. BE TRANSPARENT AND INCLUSIVE.

    Approved March of 2010? TEN months later? Jan 26, 2011 Clallam County SMP,  THE FIRST PUBLIC PARTICIPATION MEETING,  ON PUBLIC PARTICIPATION STRATEGY WAS HELD?

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    I was invited Jan 26, 2011 and did attend as Trustee of the George C. Rains Sr. Estate.

    Prior to the meeting, I did a background check on ESA Adolfson, consultant Margaret Clancy and Jim Kramer.

    It was presented by ESA  Adolfson paid Consultant Margaret Clancy and Jim Kramer

    No Clallam County elected representatives attended this meeting.

    Thirty (30) people were invited to this public, by invitation, only meeting.

    Word got around and sixty (60) concerned citizens showed up. (standing room only)

     SMP Public Comment #30  011811 – DJones – G

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    From: Darlene Jones

    Sent: Tuesday, January 18, 2011 4:23 PM

    To: Recipient list suppressed

    Cc: Merrill, Hannah

    Subject: Shoreline Master Program

    I received a phone call today reporting that a man is going around Lake Sutherland taking photos of the docks. His response was that it is for the Shoreline Master Program (SMP) Update.

    There will be a SMP Focus Group Discussion on Wednesday, January 26, 2011

    from 5:30 – 7:00 p.m. at Vern Burton Community Center. The meeting will be facilitated by the County’s consultants on this project, Jim Kramer and Carol MacIlroy.

    Last week I received a flyer in the mail from Clallam County announcing the meeting.

    Contact info:Hannah Merrill, Clallam County Planner SMP@co.clallam.wa.us

    The flyer states, “We want to get some early input from you about the existing and future uses of our county’s shorelines

    At this point I have no opinion of the process or expected outcome. This email is merely to be sure you know about the meeting and where to get more information. …

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    Who are these ESA Adolfson, paid consultants, Margaret Clancy and Jim Kramer?

    The background check, I did prior to the January 26, 2011 meeting, on ESA Adolfson consultants, Margaret Clancy and Jim Kramer disclosed the following.

    “Opportunities to improve shoreline management in Puget Sound”

    Jun 2, 2010 – Jim Kramer. Carol MacIlroy. Margaret Clancy ( ESA Adolfson). Prepared for: National Fish and Wildlife Foundation

    MARGARET CLANCY, ESA project manager, has helped other jurisdictions, INCLUDING JEFFERSON COUNTY, update their own plans. CLANCY WAS JOINED BY FELLOW CONSULTANTS JIM KRAMER AND ANN SEITER

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    During the  Jan 26, 2011 meeting a question was asked of the ESA consultants.

    How long have you been working on this?

    Jim Kramer’s answer was

    “A couple of months”

    After the meeting, I confronted ESA SMP Facilitator Jim Kramer in the hall,  and asked him why he didn’t tell the truth?

    He just shrugged and basically said… What difference does it make… and walked away.

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     Table 1 – Public Participation Process Goals and Objectives

    1. BE TRANSPARENT and inclusive To ensure that public input is incorporated into the decision-making process. Respond to input that is received and demonstrate the use of public comment.

    Thirty (30) people were invited to this public, by invitation, only meeting.Word got around, No doubt From: The email Darlene Jones Sent: Tuesday, January 18, 2011 4:23 PM To: Recipient list suppressed.

    About sixty (60) concerned citizens showed up. (standing room only)

    Eight or ten uninvited property owners  from Lake Sutherland showed up and made comments and asked questions of concern about how the 200′ SMP setbacks would affect their lake front property. (there are 300 privately owned shoreline homes Lake Sutherland)

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     Later, I asked the county for, and received the sign in sheet for the Jan 26, 2011 meeting.

    There was not one Lake Sutherland property owner on the sign in sheet.

    After that, I asked for and received the summary of the Jan 26, 2011 meeting, prepared by the ESA facilitators /consultants. THERE WAS NOT ONE WORD OR REFERENCE TO THE LAKE SUTHERLAND PROPERTY OWNER THAT ATTENDED THE MEETING OR THEIR COMMENTS AND QUESTIONS.

     Snippet, Question/topic of the ESA facilitators /consultants Jan 26, 2011 meeting.

    *WHAT WOULD INSPIRE YOU TO PARTICIPATE IN CLALLAM COUNTY’S EFFORT TO PROTECT PRIVATE USE OF LAND?

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    WHAT WOULD INSPIRE ME?

     In fact, I was so inspired, I went to a Clallam County Commissioners meeting and made a comment. Documented below.

    Clallam County shoreline update draws fears, criticism …

    www.peninsuladailynews.com/article/…/30202999…

    Peninsula Daily News

    Feb 1, 2011 – About PDN … Clallam County shoreline update draws fears, criticism; … Shoreline Master Program update, e-mail SMP@co.clallam.wa.us, …

    Pearl Rains Hewett, who attended a Jan. 26 forum, said some citizens were fearful over what the update will mean to them.

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    Today is Feb 11, 2015 I am requesting a publically disclosed report and evaluation on the Clallam County public participation process from (DCD) Director Mary Ellen Winborn.  And, Clallam County Commissioner, Jim McEntire and Bill Peach.

    To monitor the effectiveness of public participation efforts, to date,  on the SMP Update.

    AND, TO DEMONSTRATE A THOROUGH ANALYSIS OF ISSUES BY PROVIDING INFORMATION AND FINDINGS.

    To provide our current elected representative, with an opportunity to respond to this question.  Has  the full intent and purpose of the March 2010 Clallam County SMP Update Public Participation Strategy Process, Goals and Objectives been met?

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    Clallam County Shoreline PUBLIC PARTICIPATION STRATEGY March 2010

    Table 1 – Public Participation Process Goals and Objectives

    1. BE TRANSPARENT and inclusive To ensure that PUBLIC INPUT is incorporated into the decision-making process. Respond to input that is received and demonstrate the use of public comment.

     3.0 PUBLIC PARTICIPATION GOALS

    CLALLAM COUNTY recognizes that early and continuous public participation is critical to the update and ultimately successful implementation of the SMP. all public outreach and public events related to SMP development will be documented.

     7. EVALUATE THE PUBLIC PARTICIPATION PROCESS THROUGHOUT THE LIFE OF THE PROGRAM. Use tools to monitor the effectiveness of public participation efforts

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    Clallam County Shoreline Master Program

    PUBLIC PARTICIPATION STRATEGY

    A 16 page document

    3.0 Public Participation Goals ..

    4.1 Phase I – Public Participation Program ..

    6.0 Public Involvement Strategies ……………..

    6.1 Technical and Policy Advisor Groups ………..

    6.2 Shoreline Property Owners …………………

    6.3 Speaker Bureau …………………………..

    6.4 Written Comments …………………………

    6.5 Other Public Involvement Strategies ………..

    7.0 Public Notices and Information Dissemination ..

     

    Page 3 of 16

    This Public Participation Strategy

    describes the steps that Clallam County will take to involve the community in decisions regarding the SMP update. The goal is to provide the public with timely information, an understanding of the process, and opportunities to review and comment on update decisions before they are made. Clallam County views this Public Participation Strategy  as establishing the basic public involvement processes that will be utilized during the SMP Update Program. Other public participation activities may be put into practice without changing the plan.

    Page 5 of 16

    Update of the shoreline master program will include several steps, each of which will

    require providing the public with information and receiving their input.

    3.0 PUBLIC PARTICIPATION GOALS

    CLALLAM COUNTY RECOGNIZES THAT EARLY AND CONTINUOUS PUBLIC PARTICIPATION IS CRITICAL TO THE UPDATE and ultimately successful implementation of the SMP. All public outreach and public events related to SMP development will be documented.

    Table 1 – Public Participation Process Goals and Objectives

    GOALS AND OBJECTIVES

    1. Be transparent and inclusive. To ensure that public input is incorporated into the decision-making process. Respond to input that is received and demonstrate the use of public comment.

    2. Identify the most effective opportunities for public participation Provide public input opportunities at project milestones, prior to decision-making To ensure the optimum use of the public’s time on issues of greatest concern

    3. Actively involve and encourage participation of all persons and entities having interest and means (RCW 90.58.103) early in the process, with continued communication and feedback

    throughout the process. Make a special effort to reach the under-represented

    communities/stakeholders

    Broadly and regularly disseminate SMP materials and meetings notices, and seek written and verbal input at the same intervals (RCW 36.70A.140; WAC 365-195-600) Use tools that enable people with different learning styles to be informed and participate Provide the public with a range of input opportunities.

    4. Coordinate the SMP Update Program with cities (Port Angeles; Sequim; Forks) efforts. Identify opportunities to coordinate messages and materials. Share Program schedules, meeting agendas, and feedback received with cities.

    5. Consult and consider recommendations from state-wide agencies and tribes, particularly with regard to resources and/or shorelines of statewide-significance. Provide special briefings and review opportunities to these “KEY” parties (WAC 173-26-251).

    6. Promote an understanding about the SMP Update requirements. ESTABLISH A STRATEGY TO EDUCATE KEY PARTIES about the SMP Update process and requirements

    DEMONSTRATE A THOROUGH ANALYSIS OF ISSUES BY PROVIDING INFORMATION AND FINDINGS.

    7. Evaluate the public participation process throughout the life of the Program. Use tools to monitor the effectiveness of public participation efforts

    8. Coordinate and consolidate public participation requirements with the SEPA environmental review process. Implement a public participation plan that expands upon SEPA requirements.

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    JAN 26, 2011  Clallam County SMP  THE FIRST PUBLIC PARTICIPATION MEETING,  ON PUBLIC PARTICIPATION STRATEGY WAS HELD?

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    MARCH OF 2010 Rememberthat date? Commissioners approved a PUBLIC PARTICIPATION STRATEGY for the update

    Jan 2011, The ESA flyer states, “We want to get some ‘EARLY’ input from you about the existing and future uses of our county’s shorelines

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    DECEMBER 5, 2009

    HOW COULD THE DEMOCRATIC PARTY ALREADY HAVE AN SMP  PUBLIC PARTICIPATION STRATEGY?

    http://www.clallam.net/LandUse/documents/1_SMP120509.pdf

    SMP Update Public Comment #1

    CLALLAM COUNTY DEMOCRATIC CENTRAL COMMITTEE

    THEREFORE be it resolved that the Clallam County Democratic Central Committee appoint a subcommittee of interested members to monitor the progress of the Shoreline Management Plan review, to suggest to the Central Committee communications to the county ofthe concerns or interests of Democrats in the elements of the plans and any proposed amendments, and to issue quarterly reports on the review process to the Central Committee.

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    WHO IN CLALLAM COUNTY GOVERNMENT DETERMINED THE “EARLY” NOTIFICATION PRIORITIES FOR THE SMP PUBLIC PARTICIPATION STRATEGY?

    WHO WAS NOTIFIED EARLY? AND WHO DECIDED TO EDUCATE “KEY” PARTIES AND PROVIDE SPECIAL BRIEFINGS?

    DECEMBER 5, 2009 THE DEMOCRATIC PARTY ALREADY HAD AN SMP STRATEGY?

    SMP Comments 2009-2010

    2009:

    2010:

     

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    THIS IS THE LAW FULL TEXT RCW 90.58.130

    the law on SMP Public Participation

    Involvement of all persons and entities having interest, means

    To insure that all persons and entities having an interest in the guidelines and master programs developed under this chapter are provided with a full opportunity for involvement in both their development and implementation, the department and local governments SHALL:

    (1) Make reasonable efforts to inform the people of the state about the shoreline management program of this chapter and in the performance of the responsibilities provided in this chapter, shall not only invite but actively encourage participation by all persons and private groups and entities showing an interest in shoreline management programs of this chapter; and

    (2) Invite and encourage participation by all agencies of federal, state, and local government, including municipal and public corporations, having interests or responsibilities relating to the shorelines of the state. State and local agencies are directed to participate fully to insure that their interests are fully considered by the department and local governments.

    [1971 ex.s. c 286 § 13.]

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    The bottom line

    Today is Feb 11, 2015 I am requesting a publically disclosed report and evaluation on the Clallam County Public Participation and Strategy process from (DCD) Director Mary Ellen Winborn.  And, Clallam County Commissioner, Jim McEntire and Bill Peach.

    To monitor the effectiveness of public participation efforts, to date,  on the SMP Update.

    To provide our current elected representative, with an opportunity to respond to this question.  Has  the full intent and purpose of the March 2010 Clallam County SMP Update Public Participation Strategy Process, Goals and Objectives been met?


  • We Need a New Public Notice Act

    WE NEED A NEW PUBLIC PARTICIPATION STRATEGY

    CASES IN POINT FEDERAL, STATE AND LOCAL

    1. THE PUBLIC NOTICE OF THE OLYMPIC PENINSULA ELECTRONIC WARFARE PROJECT.

    2. THE CLALLAM COUNTY SHORELINE UPDATE.

    3.The Pacific Coast Drone project

    4. The Navy residential training that terrorized Port Angeles WA

    5. The West End Broad Band meetings

    6. WA STATE PARKS BLUE RIBBON PANEL

    Best known as, what we don’t notify  American citizens about “CAN” hurt them,

    BUT… it will all be over before American people find out what the hell is going on, so no worries.

    American people won’t feel a thing until after the comment period has expired.

    Then American people can read all about it in the local newspaper, after it’s been passed, to find out what’s in it, what it is and what it was all about.

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    WE NEED A NEW PUBLIC PARTICIPATION STRATEGY

    WOW… READ ALL ABOUT IT

    MODEL CITY CHARTER LANGUAGE FOR CITIZEN ADVISORY BODIES

    Making Public Participation Legal – All-America City Award

    www.allamericacityaward.com/…/Making-PublicParticipationLegal_La…

    a ModeL sTaTe PubLic ParTiciPaTion acT: an aMendMenT To The sTaTe … that governs public participation. at the local, state, and federal levels, these laws ..

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    HERE AND NOW? IN THE REAL WORLD of “We the People”

    WHAT IS THE LOCAL PUBLIC NOTIFICATION AND PARTICIPATION STRATEGY?

    IF YOU ARE HAVING A LOCAL, HUGE MULTI-FAMILY NEIGHBORHOOD GARAGE SALE, RUMMAGE SALE OR FLEA MARKET?

    AND YOU REALLY WANT THE PUBLIC TO COME?

    You advertise in advance. YOU POST BIG SIGNS WITH THE WHERE AND WHEN every couple of blocks with BIG ARROWS TO KEEP REMINDING AND  INVITING  THE PUBLIC.

    LOCALLY YOU SEE A BIG RUMMAGE SALE BANNER ACROSS FRONT STREET

    AND OUR RADIO STATION KONP GOES ON AND ON ABOUT LOCAL GARAGE SALES

    AND GUYS WEARING SANDWICH BOARDS, DOING THE HAPPY DANCE IN FRONT OF LES SCHWABS, FOR A FLEA MARKET.

    The BIG BANNER across front street even notified THE HOMELESS to come on down to the Vern Burton center and  sign up for local HOMELESS programs and benefits.

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    I have mentioned the Real World phenomena  of advertising at Planning Commission Meetings.

    A private (government) response was? “This is not the real world”

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    OH..BUT… IT IS TOO EXPENSIVE TO  ADVERTISE AND NOTIFY THE AFFECTED LOCAL’S?

    As FOX NEWS,  Judge Jeanine would say….REALLY?

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    After the of the Navy’s PUBLIC FORUM FIASCO in PA,  on Electronic Warfare on  the Olympic Peninsula.

    FIASCO? by definition,  a total failure, especially a humiliating or ludicrous one

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    MOVING FORWARD,  WHAT CAN”WE THE PEOPLE DO”?

    Expose them, every time there is a  fatal error in Due Process

    Remind them of WA State Law RCW 42.56.030

    THE PEOPLE, IN DELEGATING AUTHORITY, DO NOT GIVE THEIR PUBLIC SERVANTS THE RIGHT TO DECIDE WHAT IS GOOD FOR THE PEOPLE TO KNOW AND WHAT IS NOT GOOD FOR THEM TO KNOW. etc.

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    Use Clallam County Home Rule to create a more stringent  public notification and participation process by the county and for the residents of Clallam County, including COUNTY FUNDING for REAL WORLD  advertising.

    Great minds think alike

    HERE IS THE LOCAL SOLUTION

    Making Public Participation Legal – All-America City Award

    www.allamericacityaward.com/…/Making-PublicParticipationLegal_La…

    a ModeL sTaTe PubLic ParTiciPaTion acT: an aMendMenT To The sTaTe … that governs public participation. at the local, state, and federal levels, these laws ..

    Contents

    THREE MINUTES AT THE MICROPHONE

    HOW OUTDATED CITIZEN PARTICIPATION LAWS ARE CORRODING AMERICAN DEMOCRACY

    POLICY OPTIONS FOR STRENGTHENING PUBLIC PARTICIPATION AT THE LOCAL LEVEL

    A MODEL MUNICIPAL PUBLIC PARTICIPATION ORDINANCE

    A MODEL STATE PUBLIC PARTICIPATION ACT

    AN AMENDMENT TO THE STATE ADMINISTRATIVE PROCEDURE

    ACT AND GOVERNMENT IN THE SUNSHINE ACT

    MODEL CITY CHARTER LANGUAGE FOR CITIZEN ADVISORY BODIES

    LOCAL GOVERNMENT:

    THE LEGAL FRAMEWORK AND CONTEXT FOR VOICE

    RESOURCES FOR PUBLIC ENGAGEMENT

    ………………………………………………………………

    From the Deliberative Democracy Consortium:

    Tired of tense, unproductive public meetings? Want to embed better online and face-to-face processes in the way governments work? Making Public Participation Legal, a new publication of the National Civic League, includes a set of tools, including a model ordinance, set of policy options, and resource list, to help communities improve public participation. The publication is now available for free. Download here. 

    Most of the laws that govern public participation in the United States are over thirty years old. They do not match the expectations and capacities of citizens today, they predate the Internet, and they do not reflect the lessons learned in the last two decades about how citizens and governments can work together. Increasingly, public officials and staff are wondering whether the best practices in participation are in fact supported – or even allowed – by the law.

    Over the past year, the Working Group on Legal Frameworks for Public Participation has produced new tools, including a model local ordinance and model amendment to state legislation, in order to help create a more supportive, productive, and equitable environment for public participation. The Working Group has been coordinated by the Deliberative Democracy Consortium (DDC).

    Making Public Participation Legal is a publication of the National Civic League, with support from the National Coalition for Dialogue and Deliberation. The Working Group also includes representatives of the American Bar AssociationInternational Municipal Lawyers AssociationNational League of CitiesPolicy Consensus InitiativeInternational Association for Public Participation, and International City/County Management Association, as well as leading practitioners and scholars of public participation.

    Communities that want to move forward with new public engagement processes and policies can also turn to an array of new resources being offered through ICMA’s Center for Management Strategies. CMS has assembled a team of leading engagement practitioners, research specialists, and subject matter experts who can help local governments develop and implement effective civic engagement programs.

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    WOW AND CLALLAM COUNTY HAS A HOME RULE CHARTER

    AND 15 NEW CHARTER MEMBERS

    AND THREE CONSERVATIVE COMMISSIONERS

    HOT DAMN… LET’S GO FOR IT..

     

     


  • The Biological Effect of Electronic Warfare?

     The Biological Effects of Electronic Warfare?

    ONCE CLASSIFIED BY DIA-DT

    Biological Effects of Electromagnetic  Radiation  

    DEFENSE INTELLIGENCY AGENCY

    BIOLOGICAL EFFECTS OF ELECTROMAGNETIC  RADIATION

    (RADIOWAVES AND MICROWAVES)

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    PREPARED BY U.S. ARMY

    MEDICAL INTELLIGENCE AND

    INFORMATION AGENCY

    OFFICE Of THE SURGEON GENERAL

    DIA TASK PT-1810-02-75

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    This  information was CLASSIFIED BY DIA-DT

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    What are the 2014  Updated  assessments on the following?

    BIOLOGICAL SIGNIFICANCE OF RADIOWAVES

    AND  MICROWAVES

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    PART  1 – Blood

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    PART 2 – Cardiovascular System

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     PART 3 – Cells

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     PART 4– Central Nervous System

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    PART 5 -Digestive  System

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    PART 6 – Glands

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    PART 7 -Metabolism

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    PART 8 – Reproduction

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    PART 9 -Visual Systems

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    PART 10-Internal sound perception

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    Are the 2014  Updated  assessments  on BIOLOGICAL EFFECTS OF ELECTROMAGNETIC  RADIATION CLASSIFIED?

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    Read the full report here

    biological effects of electromagnetic radiation – Dr. Magda …

    www.magdahavas.com/…/BIOLOGICAL_EFFECTS_OF_ELECTROMA

    by PBYUS ARMY – ‎Cited by 2 – ‎Related articles

    (U) The effects of radiowaves and microwaves em bi-ological systems have …. ‘l’he chanaes 4appeared to be a cumulative result of repeated irradiatioas.

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    DEFENSE INTELLIGENCE AGENCY

    BIOLOGICAL EFFECTS OF ELECTROMAGNETIC  RADIATION

    (RADIOWAVES AND MICROWAVES)

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    PREPARED BY U.S. ARMY

    MEDICAL INTELLIGENCE AND

    INFORMATION AGENCY

    OFFICE Of THE SURGEON GENERAL

     

    This is a Department of Defense Intelligence Document prepared by

    the US Army Medical Intelligence and· Information Agency and approved

    by the Directorate for Scientific and Technical Intelligence of the Defense

    Intelligence Agency.

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    DIA TASK PT-1810-02-75

    CLASSIFIED BY DIA-DT

    EXEMPT PROM GENERAL DECLASSIFICATION

    SCHEDULE OF EXECUTIVE ORDER 11652

    EXEMPTION CATEGORY 1. 2. 3

    DECLASSIFIED UPON NOTIFICATION BY THE ORIGINATOR

    (a 35 page report)

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    Supersession Notice,

    This document supersedes  ST-CS–01-74-74, dated March 1974

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    DST-1810S-074-76

    March 1976

     

    SECTION  II -BIOLOGICAL SIGNIFICANCE OF RADIOWAVES

    AND  MICROWAVES

     

    PART 1 – Blood

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    PART 2 – Cardiovascular System

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    PART 3 – Cells

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    PART 4-Central Nervous System

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    PART 5 -Digestive  System

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    PART 6 – Glands

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    PART 7 -Metabolism

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    PART 8 – Reproduction

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    PART 9 -Visual Systems

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    PART 10-Internal sound perception

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    SNIPPETS

    These lesser reported research areas include  nonthemal effects, immunological studies. and use of radiowaves for functional control of organic systems.

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    No unusual devices or measures for protection from radiowave exposure

    were noted. but a continued  stress upon personnel protection in occupational

    situations was apparent  here protective goggles and clothing are  recommended when working in regions of microwave radiation.

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    If the more advanced  nations of the West are strict in the enforcement of stringent exposure standard there could be unfavorable effects on industrial output AND MILITARY FUNCTIONS. The Eurasian communist countries could, on. the other hand, give lip service to strict standards, but allow their military to operate without restriction and thereby gain the advantage in ELECTRONIC WARFARE TECHNIQUES and the development of antipersonnel applications

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    http://www.magdahavas.com/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2011/02/BIOLOGICAL_EFFECTS_OF_ELECTROMAGNETIC_RADIATION-RADIOWAVES_AND_MICROWAVES-EURASIAN_COMMUNIST_COUNTRIES.pdf

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    Update 2014 AND THEN, THERE IS THIS

    International War on Electronic Warfare?

    “That was unneighborly,” (she said, he said) As a Canadian, I object!! Has the Canadian government been informed about this exercise? Dear Members of the Canadian Parliament, I live in Victoria, living in Saanich, British Columbia, As a resident of West Vancouver, BC, Canada

    Pacific Northwest Electronic Warfare Range Environmental …

    citizensforsafetechnology.org/Pacific-Northwest-ElectronicWarfare-Ran…

    Oct 8, 2014 – Dear Members of the Canadian Parliament, The US Navy plans to do testing of powerful RF devices along the shores of northern Olympic …

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    read more here

    REPORT: DIA – Biological Effects of Electromagnetic …

    electroplague.com/2014/…/report-dia-biologicaleffects-of-electromagne

    Sep 4, 2014 – Posted: September 4, 2014 In March 1976, the US Defense … REPORT: DIA – Biological Effects of Electromagnetic Radiation (1976). 6 Replies.

     

    I submit this as an additional objection and comment on the Pacific Northwest Electronic Warfare Range Environmental Assessment (EA)

    UNTIL SUCH TIME AS A  2014 UPDATED ASSESSMENT ON THE  BIOLOGICAL EFFECTS OF ELECTROMAGNETIC  RADIATION (RADIOWAVES AND MICROWAVES) IS DOCUMENTED AND FULL DISCLOSURE HAS BEEN MADE TO THE AMERICAN AND CANADIAN  PUBLIC.

     Pearl Rains Hewett

     

     


  • (3) WA Parks -The We’s Who Want?

    (3) WA Parks -The We’s Who Want?

    WA STATE PARK APPROPRIATIONS

    Governor Inslee WANTS the blue ribbon task force on parks and outdoor recreation,

    that he appointed, to  FOCUS ON RECREATION AND TOURISM.

    I did attend the Aug. 19, 2014  committee meeting in Sequim, and I sat SILENTLY through the meeting from 1 P.M. TO 3 P.M. … TO 8 P.M.

    I was allowed, EXACTLY TWO MINUTES, to make my public comment at 7:50 P.M.

    I listened to what your 28 Appointed Committee member’s “WANT” for about seven hours.

    Rep. Tharinger  mentioned, that what you “WANT” to provide funding for recreation/tourism, and what you may actually get, could be significantly different.

    I do investigative, documented reporting on my website behindmyback.org.

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    Below you will find  an exchange of emails

    Sent: Sunday, April 21, 2013 10:43 AM

    —– Original Message —–
    From: Farber, Daniel (PARKS)
    To: pearl hewett ; Van De Wege, Rep. Kevin ; Tharinger, Steve ; Hargrove,Jim etc.

    Sent: Sunday, April 21, 2013 10:43 AM

    Subject: RE: WHO IS THE “WE” WHO WANTS? STATE PARKS APPROPRIATIONS

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    Continue reading, for the full text of my questions, comments and the exchanged emails

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    Posted April 21, 2013 Pearl Rains Hewett

    WA STATE PARK APPROPRIATIONS

    PUBLIC ACCESS AND APPROPRIATIONS FOR WA STATE PARKS

    Perhaps YOUR last public hearing opportunity on the topic of our request legislation and the Discover Pass is set for Monday, April 22, 2013 at 9 am before the House $$$$$ Appropriations Committee.

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    To: Daniel Farber, Director
    Policy and Intergovernmental Affairs
    Washington State Parks

    Daniel,

    I am a WA State Park VESTED Stakeholders
    This my comment on YOUR Policy and Intergovernmental Affairs Washington State Parks and YOUR requested $$$$ legislation.
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    Washington Wildlife Recreation Program (WWRP)
    The Washington Wildlife and Recreation Program provides funding for a broad range of land protection and outdoor recreation, including park acquisition and development, habitat conservation, farmland preservation, and construction of outdoor recreation facilities.
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    MY COMMENT
    I find the title and description of the , WWRP program DISTURBING? It this WA park broad range of land protection, acquisition, development habitat, conservation program designed to provide outdoor recreation facilities for WILDLIFE?
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    Capital Budget (Doesn’t include a possible $5 – $10 million infusion for removal of fish passage blocking culverts)

    Governor Inlsee – $46.6 million (plus $8.3 million in WWRP Grants)
    House – $56.9 million (plus $7.9 million in WWRP Grants)
    Senate – $50.7 million (plus $3.3 million in WWRP Grants)
    Commission October Request – $67.8 million (plus $11.5 million in WWRP Grants)
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    Per Rep. VanDeWege, $20 MILLION SPENT for removal of fish passage blocking culverts this year.
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    MY COMMENT
    Last summer families in Port Angeles were putting up tents and camping in their back yards.

    The abysmal failure of the WA State Discover Pass? The cost, Families simply can’t afford to use WA State Parks.

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    *From: an online email comment that was forwarded to me (name removed)

    *Also if there is going to be a gas tax increase, NOVA needs its appropriate share.

    MY COMMENT
    Do you really think raising the gas tax and grabbing a piece of the pie, is the solution to increasing park attendance, for the jobless, working poor, economically starved people in Clallam County?

    MY COMMENT is the solution to providing free Public Viewing of WA State Parks just as a NOVA image on Television?
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    THIS IS WHAT WA State Park VESTED Stakeholders ARE UP AGAINST
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    *From: online email comment that was forwarded to me (name removed)

    *Sent: Friday, April 19, 2013 11:58 PM
    To: ‘bchw-public-lands-committee’ ; BCHWLegis@groupspaces.com
    Subject: FW: State Parks Legislative Report – April 19, 2013

    Bills regarding State Parks funding are coming fast and either moving or dying. The session is winding down. I am okay with SB5897 and SHB1935 (scheduled for public hearing on Monday).

    It is hard to state support for SHB1935 since it may be an entirely different bill when it is heard on Monday.

    This is the problem with these bills. They are amended on the spot in Committee with no prior review by the public so you may say you like a bill on minute but it is an entirely different bill the next.

    We still want $27million for State Parks from the General Fund, at least $60 million for WWRP (and no games with cherry picking projects), and no sweeps of NOVA. Also if there is going to be a gas tax increase, NOVA needs its appropriate share.

    Well one bill we supported passed both houses. Increasing the size of the Horse Park Authority. At least it is something!!
    *online email comment name removed
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    *Context : Politics Definition of CHERRY PICKING Added 4/21/13
    Exercising favoritism to benefit yourself or your argument.
    Context : Politics, Social Life
    Category: Metaphor
    Semantic: bias, slant
    Usage of “cherry pick”
    This is not fair. You have cherry picked your winners before the competition started.
    Both the political Left and Right cherry pick data to prove their points. Both sides are showing heavy bias.
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    From: Farber, Daniel (PARKS) [mailto:Daniel.Farber@PARKS.WA.GOV]
    Sent: Friday, April 19, 2013 10:50 AM
    To: Farber, Daniel (PARKS)
    Subject: State Parks Legislative Report – April 19, 2013

    Dear Park Stakeholders,

    For your information, below is the latest report to park staff of issues affecting State Parks in the legislature.

    Daniel
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    From: Farber, Daniel (PARKS)
    Sent: Friday, April 19, 2013 10:45 AM
    To: Parks DL All Employees
    Subject: Legislative Report – April 19, 2013

    Dear Colleagues,

    I want to provide you a brief update on legislative doings since last week’s report.

    A. The Discover Pass and Agency Request Legislation:

    There is no change on the status of SB5897, which combines four major state parks related elements:

    1.The core of our agency request legislation (SB5653) which works to expand partnerships, expand the role of the Park Foundation, and link us more soundly to cultural celebrations, ethnic heritage and the arts.
    2.Discover Pass reforms (SB5289) that formalize existing practice of not requiring/enforcing the Pass when accessing through DNR and WDFW lands. There is no such change on State Parks lands. The bill also allows for wholesaling of the pass, if all three agencies agree.
    3.Establishing a set of performance measurements for state parks, and a reporting function to the legislature.
    4. Provides $5 million per year funding from the litter tax for 4 years to state parks.

    The bill passed the Senate Ways and Means Committee and now sits in the Rules Committee.

    Perhaps the last public hearing opportunity on the topic of our request legislation and the Discover Pass is set for Monday, April 22 at 9 am before the House Appropriations Committee. SHB1935 is set as the first bill up for a public hearing in the House Hearing Room A. At this time we do not know or any amendatory language for that bill. But here is the most reasonable expectation:

    1 It will be similar to SB5897, however it is unlikely to include the litter tax provision.
    2.It may include some provision related to legislative oversight of the potential State Parks-Public Development Authority Co-Management at Fort Worden.
    B.Boating Safety

    SSB 5437 passed the Senate and the House, but in slightly different forms. It is now on the concurrence calendar in the Senate. The bill provides some law enforcement teeth when it comes to operating a boat while under the influence of intoxicating alcohol.

    C. Snowmobile Funding HB2002 has passed the House and now sits in Senate Ways and Means. It would increase fees for snowmobile registration and allow our Commission to set other fees; enabling funding and services to improve to historic levels.

    D. Horse Park Authority A bill to expand the Authority from 7 to 11 members passed both chambers and is scheduled to be signed by the Governor on Monday. Our Commission appoints members to the Authority Board, but has little other relationship to the organization.

    E. Budgets There are no differences to report from last week. The latest versions of the budget proposals are:

    Operating Budget (General Fund or Other Tax Supported Funding)
    Governor Inlsee – $23.7 million
    House – $23.7 million
    Senate – $16.4 million
    Commission October Request – $27.2 million

    Capital Budget (Doesn’t include a possible $5 – $10 million infusion for removal of fish passage blocking culverts)
    Governor Inlsee – $46.6 million (plus $8.3 million in WWRP Grants)
    House – $56.9 million (plus $7.9 million in WWRP Grants)
    Senate – $50.7 million (plus $3.3 million in WWRP Grants)
    Commission October Request – $67.8 million (plus $11.5 million in WWRP Grants)

    I hope you find this report helpful. Please let me know if you have questions or comments.

    Take care,

    Daniel

    Daniel Farber, Director
    Policy and Intergovernmental Affairs
    Washington State Parks
    P.O. Box 42650
    Olympia, Washington 98504-2650
    Tel: (360) 902-8504
    Mobile: (360) 701-5326
    FAX: (360) 586-6580
    E-mail: daniel.farber@parks.wa.gov

    This email and any responses may be subject to state public disclosure laws.
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    MY COMMENT
    Clallam County Salt Creek Recreation area is a popular FREE ON DEMAND summer refuge for poor working  families.
    Give the WA State parks back to the counties and provide employment for the local people.

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    It would increase fees for snowmobile registration and
    allow our Commission TO SET OTHER FEES

    This entry was posted in Diverting Our Tax Dollars, Public Access to Public Land, WA State Parks,

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    WA State Park Question?

    Posted on April 21, 2013

    Who is this “WE” who still wants? STATE PARKS APPROPRIATIONS?

    Indeed, I asked a simple question?

    just to be clear, the question remains unanswered?

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    RESPONSE
    —– Original Message —–
    From: Farber, Daniel (PARKS)
    To: pearl hewett ; Van De Wege, Rep. Kevin ; Tharinger, Steve ; Hargrove,Jim etc.

    Sent: Sunday, April 21, 2013 10:43 AM

    Subject: RE: WHO IS THE “WE” WHO WANTS? STATE PARKS APPROPRIATIONS

    All,

    My name below is listed from an email headline that I wrote to State Parks staff. But just to be clear, I wrote none of the content of the below email. State Parks is not the “we” referenced by Ms. Hewett.

    Daniel

    Daniel Farber, Director
    Policy and Intergovernmental Affairs
    Washington State Parks
    P.O. Box 42650
    Olympia, Washington 98504-2650
    Tel: (360) 902-8504
    Mobile: (360) 701-5326
    FAX: (360) 586-6580
    E-mail: daniel.farber@parks.wa.gov
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    FULL email TEXT INCLUDING QUESTION
    Perhaps YOUR last public hearing opportunity on the topic of our request legislation and the Discover Pass is set for Monday, April 22 at 9 am before the House $$$$$ Appropriations Committee.
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    BELOW, Who is this “WE” who still wants? It is not “WE THE PEOPLE”

    “We” still want $27 million for State Parks from the General Fund, at least $60 million for WWRP (and no games with cherry picking projects), and no sweeps of NOVA. Also if there is going to be a gas tax increase, NOVA needs its appropriate share.

    The same “WE” who wrote
    This is the problem with these bills. They are amended on the spot in Committee with no prior review by the public so you may say you like a bill on minute but it is an entirely different bill the next.

    Set for Monday, April 22, 2013 at 9 am before the House $$$$$ Appropriations Committee.
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    From: Farber, Daniel (PARKS)
    Sent: Friday, April 19, 2013 10:45 AM
    To: Parks DL All Employees
    Subject: Legislative Report – April 19, 2013
    Dear Colleagues,

    From: name removed email from the ”WE” who wants.

    Sent: Friday, April 19, 2013 11:58 PM
    To: ‘bchw-public-lands-committee’ ; BCHWLegis@groupspaces.com
    Subject: FW: State Parks Legislative Report – April 19, 2013

    Bills regarding State Parks funding are coming fast and either moving or dying. The session is winding down. I am okay with SB5897 and SHB1935 (scheduled for public hearing on Monday). It is hard to state support for SHB1935 since it may be an entirely different bill when it is heard on Monday. This is the problem with these bills. They are amended on the spot in Committee with no prior review by the public so you may say you like a bill on minute but it is an entirely different bill the next.

    We still want $27million for State Parks from the General Fund, at least $60 million for WWRP (and no games with cherry picking projects), and no sweeps of NOVA. Also if there is going to be a gas tax increase, NOVA needs its appropriate share.

    Well one bill we supported passed both houses. Increasing the size of the Horse Park Authority. At least it is something!!

    name removed email from the ”WE” who wants.
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    FOR CLARIFICATION
    Context : Politics Definition of CHERRY PICKING Added 4/21/13
    Exercising favoritism to benefit yourself or your argument.
    Context : Politics, Social Life
    Category: Metaphor
    Semantic: bias, slant
    Usage of “cherry pick”
    This is not fair. You have cherry picked your winners before the competition started.
    Both the political Left and Right cherry pick data to prove their points. Both sides are showing heavy bias
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    This entry was posted in Reasonable Man understanding, Public Access to Public Land, WA State Parks

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    If you bothered to read this far, I have a few closing comments.

    I listened to you, you gave me TWO MINUTES.

    Round and round and round the table, I listened to you , most members? FOCUSED on what they “WANT “. And, what you wanted was MORE TAXPAYER MONEY! for what YOU “WANT”.

    It took a comment from a WA Parks, Whidbey Islander before the word “AFFORDABLE”  RECREATION was mentioned.

    A question to the WA Parks Fort Wardener, how much does it cost? total?

    The answer? We don’t keep track of it?

    FOLLOW THE MONEY?  We don’t keep track of it?

    Rep. Tharanger’s response… basically was, some from here, some from a grant there, more here, more from matching funds there.

    Rep. Tharanger’s response and I quote “Part of the Game”.

    Really? Following Taxpayer money? keeping track of the total amounts? grants? matching funds?

    THE TAXPAYER’S $$$$ MONEY’S IS ALL GONE FOR WA STATE PARKS? RECREATION? TOURISM? AND THE MILLIONS OF $$$ FOR THE BACKLOG OF MAINTAINACE? AND REPAIRS?

    “Part of the Game?” As a vested WA State taxpayer, perhaps someone in Olympia, could forward a copy of the WA State legislated rules for this WA Parks taxpayer money Game?

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    Please visit my website for the

    The “RESTORATION” Shell Game

    A highly convoluted “GAME OF RESTORATION” that  is involving the sleight of many, many hands, in which hundreds of  inverted Federal agencies, WA State agencies, WAC’S and /or other NGO, NUTSHELLS are moved about, and hard working taxpayers must attempt to spot which is the one, of many thousands, with  NGO’S or other government agencies are underneath the “RESTORATION” plan.

    WOW!  HOW MANY NUTS CAN YOU GET UNDER ONE RESTORATION SHELL?

    “WE’RE RESPONSIBLE FOR BRINGING THE MORE THAN 600 PARTNERS TOGETHER, designing a unified plan, and making sure money is being spent efficiently, and our region is making progress,” SAYS GERRY O’KEEFE, EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF THE PUGET SOUND PARTNERSHIP.

    To be continues….

     

     

     


  • (1) WA Parks Recreation? Tourism?

    (1) WA Parks Recreation? Tourism?

    WOW! APPOINTED BY THE GOVERNOR  A BLUE RIBBON TASK FORCE ON PARKS AND OUTDOOR RECREATION. FOCUS ON RECREATION AND TOURISM

    Notification to PUBLIC  in PDN Article published Aug 18, 2014

    One day notification to  meeting Aug. 19,2014 to make PUBLIC COMMENT.

    PDN Article WILL HEAR TESTIMONY FROM THE PUBLIC FROM 1 P.M. TO 3 P.M. AND AT 7:25 P.M. (WRONG)
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    I DID ATTEND AND SIT THROUGH THE MEETING FROM 1 P.M. TO 3 P.M. … TO 8 P.M.

    THE PANEL DID NOT HEAR TESTIMONY FROM THE PUBLIC FROM  1 P.M. TO 3 P.M.

    (1 P.M. TO 3 P.M. was designated as a “FLY ON THE WALL OBSERVER” period)

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    I have previously posted two comments on my website

    May 29, 2014 – PUBLIC MEETING OBSERVER (3) A FLY ON THE WALL.

    ————————. WHAT’S THE BIG DEAL?

     

    The Fly on the Wall Observer? Posted on July 6, 2014 … https://www.aclu-nj.org/files/7313/1793/0127/OPMA_Booklet.pdf. Do I have the right to …

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    God forbid that a member of the PUBLIC should be allowed TO ASK A QUESTION  during that time period, OR IN FACT, TO ASK A QUESTION AT ANYTIME DURING THE SEVEN HOUR MEETING .

    WOW, DIRECTIVE… SIT DOWN FOR SIX HOURS? BE QUIET FOR SIX HOURS? LISTEN TO US FOR SIX HOURS? NO QUESTIONS FOR SIX HOURS? NO ANSWERS FOR SIX HOURS OR IN THE FORESEEABLE FUTURE?

    MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC ATTENDING THE MEETING,  SHALL BE ALLOWED EXACTLY  TWO MINUTES TO MAKE THEIR PUBLIC COMMENT AFTER LISTENING TO THE PANEL FROM  1 P.M. TO 7:25 P.M

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    SOMEONE MENTIONED KEEPING THINGS OUT OF THE MEDIA?

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    AFTER THE FACT OF DISCUSSION AND PANEL RECOMMENDATIONS FOR THE DRAFT.

    THE PANEL DID HEAR TESTIMONY FROM THE PUBLIC AFTER  7:25 P.M.

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    One member of the panel objected to making PUBLIC COMMENTS, after the fact and last on their agenda.  

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    TO COMMENT OR NOT TO COMMENT?

    I LOVE THE OPEN AND PUBLIC MEETING ACT, ONE DAY NOTIFICATION AND A TWO MINUTE PUBLIC COMMENT SO I CAN GIVE THEM MY TWO CENTS WORTH.

    A woman that said she had been with WA State RECREATION for 30 years, SHE finally did it…

    I had heard ENUF…I filled out the card to make my comment.

    WHY? Because, my family gave up on WA State Parks  OVER FOUR  years ago and they have GONE TO IDAHO AND  HAVE SPENT  10 DAYS EVERY YEAR SINCE THEN, VACATIONING IN IDAHO.

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    BACK TO THE MEETING  1 P.M. TO 3 P.M. (pertinent parts?)

    WHAT TO DO? WA PARKS NEED MORE MONEY?

    PEOPLE HATE THE DISCOVER PASS – OPTION? GET RID OF THE DISCOVER PASS?

    THE HEAD OF WA STATE PARKS? HE LIKES THE DISCOVER PASS (a new style  is being created?)

    WHAT TO DO? WA PARKS NEED MORE MONEY?

    LET’S TAX THE PEOPLE

    1. Car tax

    2. Bottled water tax

    3. RV tax

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    WHY DO THE PARKS NEED MORE MONEY?

    THE HUGE BACKLOG OF MAINTENANCE AND REPAIRS

    TO KEEP PARKS OPEN? TO PROVIDE FACILITIES TO ACCOMMODATE NOT ONLY THE OUT OF TOWN TOURISTS,  BUT TO PROVIDE AFFORDABLE RECREATING TO LOCAL FAMILIES?

    AFFORDABLE? WA STATE PARK RECREATION? (the first mention of the word “AFFORDABLE” was from a Park man from Whidbey Island.

    WHAT A CONCEPT HUGE $$$$ PUSH TO INVITE  OUT OF TOWN TOURISTS TO COME TO WA  PARKS ONLY FOR THE TOURISTS TO FIND OUT THERE NO FACILITIES  AND  NO SPACE AVAILABLE. (they will go to Idaho or Oregon next year)

    WHAT A CONCEPT HUGE $$$$ PUSH TO INVITE  PEOPLE TO COME TO WA  PARKS FOR THE FISHING? ONLY FOR THE TOURISTS TO FIND OUT THERE IS NO FISHING?

    to be continued …

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    COMPLETE TEXT OF PDN PUBLIC NOTICE

    Article published Aug 18, 2014
    State outdoor recreation panel to hear public testimony Tuesday in Sequim
    Peninsula Daily News
    SEQUIM –– A panel called by Gov. Jay Inslee to develop an action plan for increasing outdoor recreation activities will hear testimony from the public when it meets in Sequim on Tuesday.

    The task force formed in April also will focus on promoting jobs and business associated with outdoor recreation for the plan due Sept. 18.

    will hear testimony from the public when it meets in Sequim on Tuesday

     

    The panel — which will meet from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. in the Sequim Holiday Inn Express, 1441 E. Washington St. — will hear testimony from the public from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. and at 7:25 p.m.

    The 28-member task force includes 16 citizen members appointed by the governor; state Reps. Steve Tharinger, D-Sequim, and Vincent Buys, R-Lynden; state Sens. Linda Parlette, R-Wenatchee, and Kevin Ranker, D-Orcas Island; and eight representatives of state agencies.

    Tharinger represents the 24th Legislative District, which covers Clallam and Jefferson counties and part of Grays Harbor County. He is running for re-election in the Nov. 4 general election.

    Outdoor recreation statewide directly supports 227,000 jobs and generates more than $22 billion in annual spending on things like equipment, lodging and apparel, according to the state Recreation and Conservation Office.

    More information about the Blue Ribbon Task Force on Parks and Outdoor Recreation can be found on the state Recreation and Conservation Office’s website at http://tinyurl.com/PDN-recreation.


    All materials Copyright © 2014 Black Press Ltd./Sound Publishing Inc.

    to be continued …

     


  • The Public Meeting “Observer”

    The Public Meeting OBSERVER

    WHAT’S THE BIG DEAL? 

    “If you’re not allowed  to use your free speech to criticize your own government, at a PUBLIC MEETING, then what the hell is the point of having it?”

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    WHAT’S THE BIG DEAL? 

     THE “NEW” PUBLIC MEETING AGENDA FOR OBSERVER PUBLIC COMMENTS

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    OBSERVER by definition

     

    (1) A person who follows events, especially political ones, closely and COMMENTS PUBLICLY ON THEM.

     

    (2) A  person who watches or notices something

     

    (3) A fly on the wall

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    Something new has been added to the agenda

    by the Jefferson County Planning Commission

    (complete text bottom)

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    The Public Meeting OBSERVER-PUBLIC COMMENTS

    Public Meeting OBSERVER

    (1) Historically A person who follows events, especially political ones, closely and COMMENTS PUBLICLY on them,

    has now been officially designate as

    PUBLIC MEETING OBSERVER (3) A FLY ON THE WALL.

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    WHAT’S THE BIG DEAL?  SILENCING THE VOICE OF OPPOSITION

    “Once a government is committed to the principle of SILENCING THE VOICE OF OPPOSITION, it has only one way to go, and that is down the path of increasingly repressive measures, until it becomes a source of terror to all its citizens and creates a country where everyone lives in fear.”

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    WHAT’S THE BIG DEAL?  ENFORCED SILENCE

     If there be time to expose through discussion the falsehood and fallacies, to avert the evil by the processes of education, the remedy to be applied is more speech, NOT ENFORCED SILENCE.”

     

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    1 day ago – OTHER MEETINGS? Page 1. “Meetings, Smeetings…” What’s the Big Deal? Page 9. Attendees? Right to speak? It’s OK to FORBID ANYONE …

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    Complete text

    JEFFERSON COUNTY PLANNING COMMISSION

    MEETING AGENDA

    1:30 P.M. Wednesday, June 4, 2014

    Queets-Clearwater School, 146000 Hwy 101 (South of Forks)

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    Something new has been added

    by the Jefferson County Planning Commission

    WHAT’S THE BIG DEAL? 

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    OBSERVER COMMENT

    We encourage public participation and

    welcome comments submitted anytime in

    writing or by email at the address shown

    above. We want to hear your ideas or

    concerns.

    The Observer Comment Period on the

    agenda is:

    • An optional time period dedicated to

    listening to the public – Planning

    Commission is not required to provide

    response;

    • Offered at the Chair’s discretion when

    there’s time;

    • Not a public hearing – comments made

    during this time will not be part of any

    hearing record;

    • May be structured with a three-minute per

    person time limit.

    When the Chair recognizes you to speak,

    please begin by stating your name and

    address.

    Audience members are asked to avoid

    disrupting the business being conducted and

    are welcome to interact informally with

    Planning Commissioners before or after the

    meeting and during the break.

    Please silence cell phones and other devices

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    The bottom line

    “If you’re not allowed  to use your free speech to criticize your own government, at a PUBLIC MEETING, then what the hell is the point of having it?”

     

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    1:30 PM A. OPENING BUSINESS:

    • Call to Order – Kevin Coker, Chair

    • Roll Call & Quorum of Members

    • Approval of Agenda

    • Approval of 5/21 Meeting Minutes

    • Staff Updates

    • Committee Reports/ Commissioner Announcements

    1:45 PM B. CONTINUED BUSINESS:

    1. Comprehensive Plan Update

    2. Planning Commission Public Survey

    3:00 PM Observer Comment

    3:15 PM C. CLOSING BUSINESS:

    • Summary of today’s meeting –

    Follow-up action items

    • Agenda items for next meeting –

    June 18, 2014 at 6:30 pm at Quilcene School

    3:30 PM D. ADJOURNMENT

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    PUBLIC SERVANTare not the people’s master

     

    PUBLIC SERVANTS?   ARE ALL GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS OR EMPLOYEES

    All public commissions, boards, councils, committees, subcommittees, departments, divisions, offices, and all other public agencies of this state and subdivisions thereof.

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     RCW 42.30.030Meetings declared open and public

    All meetings of the governing body of a public agency shall be open and public and all persons shall be permitted to attend any meeting of the governing body of a public agency, except as otherwise provided in this chapter.

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    Chapter 42.30 RCW

    OPEN PUBLIC MEETINGS ACT

    RCW 42.30.010

    Legislative declaration.

    The legislature finds and declares that all public commissions, boards, councils, committees, subcommittees, departments, divisions, offices, and all other public agencies of this state and subdivisions thereof exist to aid in the conduct of the people’s business. It is the intent of this chapter that their actions be taken openly and that their deliberations be conducted openly. The people of this state do not yield their sovereignty to the agencies which serve them. The people, in delegating authority, do not give their public servants the right to decide what is good for the people to know and what is not good for them to know. The people insist on remaining informed so that they may retain control over the instruments they have created.

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    RCW 42.30.130

    Violations.— Mandamus or injunction Any person may commence an action either by mandamus or injunction for the purpose of stopping violations or preventing threatened violations of this chapter by members of a governing body.

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  • The Pockets of Sue and Settle

    The Pocket Gopher, for one. The Pockets that that have been picked using Sue and Settle? The NGO’S that are raking in millions and costing taxpayers billions of dollars by suing the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) under the Endangered Species Act, including paying the legal expenses to the environmental groups.
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    TARGETING The DEEP POCKETS of the EPA and USFWS?

    DEEP POCKETS – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
    en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Deep_pocket‎
    In the context of a lawsuit, the DEEP POCKETS is often the target defendant, even when the true (moral) culpability is with another party because the DEEP POCKETS has … MONEY to pay a verdict.
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    The EMPTY POCKETS of “We The People” the collective financial destitution and despair caused by EPA and USFWS Sue and Settle agreements
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    The pockets of government deception?

    12 States Sue EPA over Clean Air Records – Governing
    www.governing.com/…/12-States-Sue-EPA-over-Clean-Air-Records.htm…‎
    Twelve states are suing the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for not complying with their public-records requests for information on the implementation of …
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    The NGO’s that Sued, settled and pocketed $$$ agreements of the Clean Water Act?
    Raking in millions and costing taxpayers billions of dollars?

    The NGO’s that Sued, settled and pocketed $$$ agreements of the Clean Air Act?
    Raking in millions and costing taxpayers billions of dollars?

    The NGO’s that Sued, settled pocketed $$$ agreements of the Endangered Species Act?
    Raking in millions and costing taxpayers billions of dollars?
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    The pockets of Public and Private “NO MAN’S LAND” created by Sue and Settle?

    Pockets of the collective financial destitution and despair caused by EPA and USFWS Sue and Settle agreements, ruling unfunded mandates?

    Remember the of financial destitution and despair caused in the timber industry by the Pockets of endangered Spotted Owls?

    OK, now multiply the pockets of Financial destitution and Despair, that SHALL be caused by using Sue and Settle agreements, with over 2000 pockets of endangered species, now listed in the United States Of America.

    The pockets of NGO Sue and Settle agreements, collective Impact on “We the People” and America?
    PRICELESS? by definition, impossible to put a value on, worth more that can be calculated in terms of money.

    Indeed, the collective impact of Financial Destitution and Despair to “We the People” caused by the pockets of Sue and Settle agreements, is impossible to put a value on and cannot be calculated simply in terms of money.
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    Google behindmyback.org Sue and Settle for documentation and comments
    also Google behindmyback.org endangered butterfly for more….
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    Sue-And-Settle Nets Environmentalist Groups Billions | Tom …
    tomremington.com/2013/05/23/sue-and-settle-nets-environmentalist-gro…‎

    /2013/05/23/sue-and-settle-nets-environmentalist-groups-billions/
    Now we have “Sue-and-Settle”. According to Jillian Kay Melchior at National Review Online, environmentalist groups are raking in millions and costing taxpayers billions of dollars by suing the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), only to have the EPA “settle” the case, therefore bypassing Congressional scrutiny and of course keeping actions out of sight of the public, while blaming the courts.
    When environmental groups petition the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) to list so many species under protection of the Endangered Species Act, that it is impossible for the USFWS to address all of these requests. Under the rules of EAJA, if the USFWS does not address each request in a timely manner, government coughs up all the legal expenses to the environmental groups. It’s a giant cash cow.

    Bottom line
    WHY WOULD ANY REASONABLE PERSON SAY THAT “SUE AND SETTLE SUCKS”?


  • Bother Public Servants?

    Regarding my tenacity and bother on “Clouded Waters” and “Sue and Settle”, from Jan 25, 2013 to date.

    Bottom Line
    THEY BOTHER ME…. I BOTHER THEM

    History
    It started with an email from DC … on Jan 25, 2013.
    Start looking for a “white paper” online within one of the congressional committee programs titled: Clouded Waters
    Is a compilation within the legislative neighborhood the history of how we got stuck with all these overarching regulations…the face behind the story. Sounds like some pretty good stuff.
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    I didn’t even know what a white papers was?

    I went to the most informed go-to person that I knew, (name removed for privacy) you responded on Jan. 27, 2013.
    RE: DC REPORTS FEDERAL WHITE PAPER “CLOUDY WATERS”

    you response on Jan. 27, 2013.
    I think that would be:
    1. [PDF]
    Clouded Waters: A Senate Report Exposing the High – U.S. Senate …
    epw.senate.gov/public/index.cfm?FuseAction=Files…Share
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    WHEN I READ THAT REPORT IT REALLY BOTHERED ME!

    I AM JUST ONE OF THOSE AMERICAN CITIZENS….. FROM WA STATE THAT KNOWS ABOUT RCW 42.56.030
    THE PEOPLE OF THIS STATE DO NOT YIELD THEIR SOVEREIGNTY TO THE AGENCIES THAT SERVE THEM.
    BY DEFINITION PUBLIC SERVANT – someone who holds a government position (either by ELECTION or APPOINTMENT)

    THE PEOPLE, IN DELEGATING AUTHORITY, DO NOT GIVE THEIR PUBLIC SERVANTS THE RIGHT TO DECIDE WHAT IS GOOD FOR THE PEOPLE TO KNOW AND WHAT IS NOT GOOD FOR THEM TO KNOW.

    THEY BOTHER ME…. I BOTHER THEM.
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    Since that time, 9 months ago, all hell has broken loose. Who knew that the EPA was engaged in, what is now know, as Sue and Settle?

    BIG PLAYERS HAVE STEPPED IN, THE EPA IS GETTING SUED BY STATES TO RELEASE FOI AND MORE.

    ‘Sue and Settle’ Threatens Business | U.S. Chamber of Commerce
    www.uschamber.com/feed/sue-and-settle-threatens-business‎

    And even the proposed “SUNSHINE FOR REGULATORY DECREES AND SETTLEMENTS ACT OF 2013”
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    I have spent Nine Months documenting, connecting the dots
    and my accumulated effort was posted as,
    Behind My Back | The Departure of Justice
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    HISTORY THEY BOTHER ME…. I BOTHER THEM.

    Indeed, I continue my endeavor to Bother our Public Servants about “Clouded Waters” and “Sue and Settle”

    Behind My Back | Derek Kilmer -Clouded Waters
    www.behindmyback.org/2013/04/11/derek-kilmer-clouded-waters/‎
    Apr 11, 2013 – Lois and Sue, I received a phone call from Derek Kilmer’s office (Monica) in WA DC last night on the “US Senate Report Clouded Waters”.
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    Behind My Back | Clouded Waters EPA hearing
    www.behindmyback.org/2013/03/02/clouded-waters-epa-hearing/‎
    Mar 2, 2013 – Full EPA Clouded Waters Senate Hearing Inhofe Hearing Statement: Full Committee Hearing on The Clean Air Act and Public Health June 15, …
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    Behind My Back | EPA Clouded Waters-Clouded Facts
    www.behindmyback.org/category/epa-clouded-waters-clouded-facts/‎
    Sep 11, 2013 – … Involved · Contact Us · “Conspiracy Exposed” · Buried Comments on wood burning. Category Archives EPA Clouded Waters-Clouded Facts …
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    Behind My Back | US Senate Rpt.Clouded Waters
    www.behindmyback.org/2013/04/20/us-senate-report-clouded-waters/‎
    Apr 20, 2013 – Message sent to Patty Murray and Maria Cantwell Please, read the “US Senate Report Clouded Waters” EPA RULES WILL COME AT AN …
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    Behind My Back | Clouded Waters EPA
    www.behindmyback.org/2013/02/01/clouded-waters-epa/‎
    Feb 1, 2013 – UNITED STATES SENATE REPORT Clouded Waters: A Senate Report Exposing the High Cost of EPA’s Water Regulations and Their Impacts …
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    Behind My Back | Uncategorized
    www.behindmyback.org/category/uncategorized/‎
    May 29, 2013 – Link to EPW Minority Report: “Clouded Waters: A Senate Report Exposing the High Cost of …. Please visit my website “behindmyback.org.
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    Behind My Back | APPOINTED FEDERAL AGENCIES
    www.behindmyback.org/category/appointed-federal-agencies/‎
    Aug 28, 2013 – Feb 13, 2013 – UNITED STATES SENATE REPORT CLOUDED WATERS (previously posted behindmyback.org.) A Senate Report Exposing …
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    Behind My Back | EPA from A-Z
    www.behindmyback.org/category/epa-from-a-z/‎
    Sep 6, 2013 – Behind My Back … to reduce the threat harmful pollutants pose to our air and waters. … This entry was posted in EPA Clean Air Act, EPA Clean Water Act, EPA Clouded Waters-Clouded Facts, EPA from A-Z, Goliath’s Fish …
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    Behind My Back
    www.behindmyback.org/‎
    2 days ago – 33 See CLOUDED WATERS: A Senate Report Exposing the High Cost of …. This entry was posted in Behind Closed Doors,
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    Behind My Back, …
    Commentary: Deprived Of Our Water | Citizen Review Online
    citizenreviewonline.org/commentary-deprived-of-our-water/‎
    Feb 13, 2013 – UNITED STATES SENATE REPORT CLOUDED WATERS (previously posted behindmyback.org.) A Senate Report Exposing the High Cost of …
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    Behind My Back | EPA Sue and Settle
    www.behindmyback.org/2013/05/29/epa-sue-and-settle/‎
    May 29, 2013 – EPA VIOLATIONS OF THE ADMINISTRATIVE PROCEDURES ACT Derek, I did attend your town hall meeting in Port Angeles Yesterday.
    Behind My Back | The Departure of Justice
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    www.behindmyback.org/2013/10/12/the-departure-from-justice/‎
    1 day ago – IN ALL OF THE SUE AND SETTLE CASES the Chamber found, the … SUE AND SETTLE – US Chamber of Commerce … Behind My Back
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    Behind My Back | Open Government
    www.behindmyback.org/category/open-government/‎
    1 day ago – EPA’s Secret And Costly ‘Sue And Settle’ Collusion With … – Forbes ….. www.behindmyback.org/2013/06/22/drones-why-the-secrecy/‎ Jun 22 …
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    Behind My Back | Derek Kilmer -Clouded Waters
    www.behindmyback.org/2013/04/11/derek-kilmer-clouded-waters/‎
    Apr 11, 2013 – Lois and Sue, I received a phone call from Derek Kilmer’s office (Monica) in … evidence and the EPA sue and settle with special interest groups.
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    ‘Sue and Settle’ Threatens Business | U.S. Chamber of Commerce
    www.uschamber.com/feed/sue-and-settle-threatens-business‎
    This tactic is called “sue and settle,” a name coined by Rep. … Through sue and settle, agencies have instituted dozens of large, burdensome rules in recent …
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    AND MORE BOTHER?
    EPA | Citizen Review Online
    citizenreviewonline.org/category/epa/‎
    Jul 25, 2013 – EPA: What happens in the backroom of a sue-and-settle lawsuit? June 6, 2013. Opinion by ….. (previously posted behindmyback.org.) Continue …
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    AND MORE BOTHER?
    “WILD” and the EPA | Citizen Review Online
    citizenreviewonline.org/wild-and-the-epa/‎
    Jul 17, 2013 – Goggle the US Senate report “Clouded Waters”. New Senate Report … Behind My Back | Derek Kilmer -Clouded Waters (this is my web site)
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    AND MORE BOTHER?
    EPA | Citizen Review Online
    citizenreviewonline.org/category/epa/‎
    Jul 25, 2013 – Clouded Waters EPA … (previously posted behindmyback.org.) … Clouded Waters: A Senate Report Exposing the High – U.S. Senate …
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    COPIES OF ORIGINAL EMAILS

    —– Original Message —–
    From: names removed for privacy To: names removed for privacy Sent: Sunday, January 27, 2013 10:17 AM
    Subject: RE: DC REPORTS FEDERAL WHITE PAPER “CLOUDY WATERS”

    I think that would be:
    1. [PDF]
    Clouded Waters: A Senate Report Exposing the High – U.S. Senate …
    epw.senate.gov/public/index.cfm?FuseAction=Files…Share

    Shared on Google+. View the post.

    File Format: PDF/Adobe Acrobat – Quick View
    Jun 30, 2011 – Clouded Waters: A Senate Report Exposing the High Cost of EPA’s Water Regulations and Their Impacts on State and Local Budgets …

    I’ll read it when I have a chance . . .
    name removed for privacy

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    From: pearl hewett [mailto:phew@wavecable.com]
    Sent: Sunday, January 27, 2013 8:04 AM
    To: names removed for privacy Cc: names removed for privacy

    Subject: DC REPORTS FEDERAL WHITE PAPER “CLOUDY WATERS”

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    DC REPORTS FEDERAL WHITE PAPER “CLOUDY WATERS”

    Start looking for a “white paper” online within one of the congressional committee programs titled: Clouded Waters

    Is a compilation within the legislative neighborhood the history of how we got stuck with all these overarching regulations…the face behind the story.

    I’ll try to track down the web link, but you’re such a fan of one particular search engine maybe you’ll find it in advance.

    Sounds like some pretty good stuff.

    name removed for privacy

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    I looked online? Nothing showing up yet?
    Does anyone have any information on this?

    FYI

    Pearl Rains Hewett
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    Bottom Line
    THEY BOTHER ME…. I BOTHER THEM


  • The Departure of Justice

    IN ALL OF THE SUE AND SETTLE CASES the Chamber found, the Department of Justice represented the agency. Virtually all lawsuits against federal agencies are handled by U.S. DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE attorneys.

    SUE AND SETTLE – US Chamber of Commerce
    www.uschamber.com/sites/default/…/SUEANDSETTLEREPORT-Final.p…‎
    The U.S. Chamber of Commerce is the world’s largest business federation …… 33 See Clouded Waters: A Senate Report Exposing the High Cost of EPA’s Water …

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    A NUMBER OF EPA (SUE AND SETTLE) LAWSUITS WITH ENVIRONMENTALISTS
    SIERRA CLUB
    WILDEARTH GUARDIANS
    CENTER OF BIOLOGICAL DIVERSITY
    ENVIRONMENTAL DEFENSE FUND
    KENTUCKY ENVIRONMENTAL FOUNDATION
    ASSOCIATION OF IRRITATED RESIDENTS
    DEFENDERS OF WILDLIFE
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    A dozen states sue EPA over FOIA stonewalling | The Daily Caller
    dailycaller.com/2013/07/…/a-dozen-states-sue-epa-over-foia-stonewallin…‎
    Jul 17, 2013 – After months of haggling, 12 states are suing the Environmental Protection Agency to compel them to release documents related to the …

    The states asked for EPA communications with environmental groups — including GREENPEACE, Defenders of Wildlife, WildEarth Guardians and the Sierra Club — all of which engaged in SUE-AND-SETTLE lawsuits to control the EPA’s enforcement of the Regional Haze program, critics say.

    Read more: http://dailycaller.com/2013/07/17/a-dozen-states-sue-epa-over-foia-stonewalling/#ixzz2hXRZuQUy

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    EPA’s Secret And Costly ‘Sue And Settle’ Collusion With … – Forbes
    www.forbes.com/…/epas-secret-and-costly-sue-and-settle-collusion-with-…‎
    Feb 17, 2013 – Sadly, and alarmingly, this all falls far short of what would logically be expected from that “most transparent administration in history” we were …

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    12 states sue EPA over agency’s alleged ‘sue and settle’ tactics | Fox …
    www.foxnews.com/…/oklahoma-11-other-states-sue-epa-over-sue-and-se…‎
    Jul 17, 2013 – Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt and the attorneys general of 11 other states sued the Environmental Protection Agency Tuesday …
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    Behind My Back
    www.behindmyback.org/‎
    2 days ago – 33 See CLOUDED WATERS: A Senate Report Exposing the High Cost … THE U.S. CHAMBER OF COMMERCE thanks William Yeatman, assistant …
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    The bottom line
    Indeed, “We the People” shall demand answers…
    Who is ULTIMATELY responsible for this?

    “DEPARTURE FROM JUSTICE”

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    TWO US GOVERNMENT AGENCIES THAT PRACTICE (by definition, to perpetrate something morally bad such as deceit or cruelty) TURNING “SUE AND SETTLE” DISCRETIONARY RULE MAKING AUTHORITY INTO MANDATORY DUTIES.

    THE (EPA) ENVRIONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY
    THE (DOI) DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

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    HISTORY
    (excerpts from) Memorandum on Department Policy Regarding Consent Decrees and Settlement
    National Archives and Records Administration Record Group 60, Department of Justice Files of Stephen Galebach, 1985-1988 Accession 060-89-1,
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    Where such discretionary power was committed to him (THE AGENCY) BY CONGRESS OR THE CONSTITUTION to respond to changing circumstances.
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    Such proposed departure must be submitted for the approval of the
    Attorney General The settlement agreement signed, with a concise statement of the case and of reasons WHY DEPARTURE FROM THESE GUIDELINES will not tend to undermine their force AND,

    IS CONSISTENT WITH THE CONSTITUTIONAL PREROGATIVES OF THE EXECUTIVE OR THE LEGISLATIVE BRANCHES
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    Written approval of the Attorney General, the Deputy Attorney General, or the Associate Attorney General will be required to authorize departure from these guidelines

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    (excerpts from) ( US SENATE REPORT “CLOUDED WATERS) Importantly, these new rules

    ARE NOT THE OUTCOME OF LEGISLATION
    or rigorous scientific findings,

    BUT A DIRECT RESULT OF A NUMBER OF LAWSUITS WITH ENVIRONMENTALISTS
    The agreements to regulate often DID NOT INCLUDE any meaningful opportunity for input from state and local entities
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    (excerpts from) http://www.uschamber.com/sites/default/files/reports/SUEANDSETTLEREPORT-Final.pdf

    HISTORY
    The sue and settle problem dates back at least to the 1980s. In 1986, Attorney General Edward Meese III issued a
    Department of Justice policy memorandum, referred to as the “Meese Memo,” addressing the problematic use of consent
    decrees and settlement agreements by the government, including the agency practice of turning discretionary rulemaking
    authority into mandatory duties.
    See Meese,

    Memorandum on Department Policy Regarding Consent Decrees and Settlement

    Agreements (March 13, 1986).17 5 U.S.C. Subchapter II.18 Sam Batkins, American Action Forum, “President Obama’s $488 Billion Regulatory Burden” (September 19, 2012).19Id.Mr. Batkins estimates the regulatory burden added by EPA in 2012 alone to be $12.1 billion
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    WHO ARE THEY?

    A NUMBER OF (SUE AND SETTLE) LAWSUITS WITH ENVIRONMENTALISTS
    SIERRA CLUB
    WILDEARTH GUARDIANS
    CENTER OF BIOLOGICAL DIVERSITY
    ENVIRONMENTAL DEFENSE FUND
    KENTUCKY ENVIRONMENTAL FOUNDATION
    ASSOCIATION OF IRRITATED RESIDENTS
    DEFENDERS OF WILDLIFE
    ADD GREENPEACE
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    http://www.uschamber.com/sites/default/files/reports/SUEANDSETTLEREPORT-Final.pdf
    SEVERAL ENVIRONMENTAL ADVOCACY GROUPS have made the SUE AND SETTLE process a significant part of their legal strategy. By filing lawsuits covering significant EPA rulemakings and regulatory initiatives, and then quickly settling, these groups have been able to circumvent the normal rulemaking process and effect immediate regulatory action with the consent of the agencies themselves.

    Virtually all lawsuits against federal agencies are handled by
    U.S. DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE attorneys. In all of the SUE AND SETTLE cases the Chamber found, the Department of Justice represented the agency
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    The bottom line
    Indeed, “We the People” shall demand answers…
    Who is ULTIMATELY responsible for this?

    DEPARTURE FROM JUSTICE
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    See, e.g.
    , 75 Fed. Reg. 21,394 (August 30, 2010).
    55
    Stipulated Settlement Agreements,
    WildEarth Guardians v. Salazar
    (D.D.C. May 10, 2011) and
    Center for Biological Diversity v.
    Salazar
    (D.D.C. July 12, 2011). The requirement to ADD MORE THAN 720 CANDIDATES for listing as endangered species would significantly add to THE EXISTING ENDANGERED SPECIES LIST THAT CONTAINS 1,118 PLANT AND ANIMAL SPECIES, which could significantly expand the AMOUNT OF CRITICAL HABITAT IN THE U.S. This would be a NEARLY TWO-THIRDS EXPANSION IN THE NUMBER OF LISTED SPECIES.
    Fish and Wildlife Species Reports, at
    http://ecos.fws.gov/tess_public/pub/Boxscore.do.
    56
    Testimony of Hon. Dan Ashe, Director, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service before the House Natural Resources Committee
    (December 6, 2011)

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    DEPARTURE OF JUSTICE?

    JUSTICE? the legal system, or the act of applying or upholding the law, validity in law, fairness or reasonableness, especially in the way people are treated or decisions are made.

    INDEED, IN A COUNTRY WITH LIBERTY AND JUSTICE FOR ALL

    WHY WOULD ANY ONE SUGGEST THAT THERE HAS BEEN A DEPARTURE OF JUSTICE
    IN THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA?

    ABUSE OF POWER?
    DERELICTION OF DUTY?
    COLLUSION?
    DUE PROCESS OF LAW?
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    THE EPA HAS RECENTLY PROMULGATED, to proclaim or declare something officially, ESPECIALLY TO PUBLICIZE FORMALLY THAT A LAW OR DECREE IS IN EFFECT

    OR IS INTENDING TO IMPLEMENT IN THE NEXT FEW MONTHS: NEW WATER QUALITY CRITERIA IN TOTAL MAXIMUM DAILY LOAD (TMDL) AND NUMERIC NUTRIENT CRITERIA(NNC)FOR GEOGRAPHIC REGIONS,

    NEW STORMWATER RULES, AND THE NEW PESTICIDE GENERAL PERMIT(PGP)

    ALL OF WHICH WILL IMPOSE COSTS ON LOCAL COMMUNITIES AND THEIR RESIDENTS
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    TAXATION WITHOUT REPRESENTATION?
    CONFLICT OF INTEREST?
    UNDUE INFLUENCE?
    USURPING STATE AUTHORITY?
    OPEN AND TRANSPARENT?
    OVERSIGHT?
    DUE PROCESS OF LAW?

    EPA IS USURPING, seize something without right, to use something without the right to do so, STATE AUTHORITY AND INSTITUTING ,an established? principle or RULE? expensive regulations that will provide uncertain environmental benefits

    The bottom line
    Indeed, “We the People” shall demand answers…
    Who is ULTIMATELY responsible for this?

    DEPARTURE FROM JUSTICE