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EPA Using Drones to Spy on Cattle Ranchers in Nebraska and Iowa

Posted By admin On June 4, 2012 @ 8:07 am In Featured Stories,Tile | Comments Disabled

Kurt Nimmo
June 4, 2012

Obama’s Environmental Protection Agency is using aerial drones to spy on farmers in Nebraska and Iowa. The surveillance came under scrutiny last week when Nebraska’s congressional delegation sent a joint letter to EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson.

EPA Using Drones to Spy on Cattle Ranchers in Nebraska and Iowa Drone%20Surveillance chunOn Friday, EPA officialdom in “Region 7” responded to the letter.

“Courts, including the Supreme Court, have found similar types of flights to be legal (for example to take aerial photographs of a chemical manufacturing facility) and EPA would use such flights in appropriate instances to protect people and the environment from violations of the Clean Water Act,” the agency said in response to the letter.

“They are just way on the outer limits of any authority they’ve been granted,” said Mike Johanns [1], a Republican senator from Nebraska.

In fact, the EPA has absolutely zero authority and is an unconstitutional entity of an ever-expanding and rogue federal government. Article 1, Section 8 of the Constitution [2] does not authorize Congress to legislate in the area of the environment. Under the Tenth Amendment, this authority is granted to the states and their legislatures, not the federal government.

The EPA has not addressed the constitutional question, including its wanton violation of probable cause under the Fourth Amendment. It merely states that it has authority to surveil the private property of farmers and ranchers. It defends [3] its encroaching behavior as “cost-efficient.”

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[1] Mike Johanns: http://www.omaha.com/article/20120604/NEWS01/706049932

[2] Article 1, Section 8 of the Constitution: http://www.usconstitution.net/xconst_A1Sec8.html

[3] defends: http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2012/05/30/hill-lawmakers-from-nebraska-question-epa-aerial-livestock-surveillance/

[4] EPA Defends Use of Spy Planes Over Iowa, Neb. Cattle Ranches: http://www.prisonplanet.com/epa-defends-use-of-spy-planes-over-iowa-neb-cattle-ranches.html

[5] Lawmakers, Cattle Feeders Question EPA Flyover Program: http://www.prisonplanet.com/lawmakers-cattle-feeders-question-epa-flyover-program.html

[6] Nebraska legislators seek to assert state sovereignty: http://www.prisonplanet.com/nebraska-legislators-seek-to-assert-state-sovereignty.html

[7] EPA declares hay a pollutant to drive small, mid-sized family cattle ranchers out of business: http://www.prisonplanet.com/epa-declares-hay-a-pollutant-in-effort-to-drive-small-mid-sized-family-cattle-ranchers-out-of-business.html

[8] Nebraska immigration law passes: http://www.prisonplanet.com/nebraska-immigration-law-passes.html

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