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Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Obama's EPA Working With Environmental Extremist Groups

Is Obama's EPA releasing Beef Producer information to Environmental Extremist Groups? Yes they are!

A few week ago, the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) was notified by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) that the agency had been collecting information from states on Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations (CAFOs).

This information was requested by environmental extremist groups, including Earth Justice, the Pew Charitable Trust and the Natural Resources Defense Council, through a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request, and was actually granted to them.

“When we reviewed the information submitted by the states and released by EPA, we were alarmed at the detail of the information provided on hard-working family farmers and ranchers, family operations including my own,” said NCBA Past President J.D. Alexander, a cattle feeder from Pilger, Nebraska.

“It is beyond comprehension to me that with threats to my family from harassment atop bio-security concerns, that EPA would gather this information only to release it to these groups. This information details my family’s home address and geographic coordinates; the only thing it doesn’t do is chauffeur these extremists to my house. For some operations, even telephone numbers and deceased relatives are listed.”

In January 2012, EPA proposed the Clean Water Act Section 308 CAFO reporting rule to collect information from CAFOs and make it publicly available and readily searchable through their website.

Cattlemen and women along with the Department of Homeland Security expressed concerns that this was not only a serious overreach of EPA’s authority and would create a road map for activists to harass individual families, but that the proposal would aid and abet terrorism and provide a very real threat to the nation’s food security.

EPA later withdrew the 308 rule on these grounds, but NCBA has learned that the agency still intends to use this gathered data to create a national searchable database of livestock operations.

EPA’s current action proves that our nation says it is concerned with national security, but does not care about personal small business security, said Alexander.

“Cattle producers won this issue with EPA’s decision to withdraw the rule and with the withdrawal we had hoped precautions would be taken by the agency to protect such information. Instead of protecting this information, EPA was compiling it in a nice package for these groups, all on the federal dole,” said Alexander.

“Moreover, EPA knew, or had reason to know, this information would be readily accessible to all groups wishing to harm agriculture, through a simple and quick FOIA request. My question is, with government overspending and rumors from United States Department of Agriculture Secretary Vilsack threatening to shut down meat inspection to control spending, why is EPA using valuable government resources to do the dirty work of extremists, activists and terrorists?”

The information released by EPA covers CAFOs in more than 30 states, including many family farmers and ranchers who feed less than 1,000 head and are not subject to regulation under the Clean Water Act.

This is simply an invasion of privacy and should not be done.

If the Federal Government cannot safeguard information that they demand from American citizens, then they should get rid of that information after they are through with it.

There is no reason that the government has to compile information on law abiding citizens and hold on to it.

There is absolutely no reason that citizens in good standings should be treated like criminals with their names in files in some bureaucrat's office in Washington D.C..

The Freedom of Information Act should be about getting information from the government, not on information pertaining to private citizens.

This has to stop. We must find a way to repeal or amend that Act to restrict its use against private citizens, law abiding citizens, citizens who need not worry about being attacked physically or financially from extremists. This has to stop.

There is no telling what these extremist groups will do with such information. To me, them just knowing where these Americans live can put them in harm's way.
Environmental Extremist Groups have no conscience.

Conscience is an aptitude, faculty, the judgment to distinguish right from wrong. Moral judgment may derive from values or norms, principles and rules. These extremist groups who spike tree, attack people, ruin crops, burn homes and storage buildings and farm equipment have no conscience.

And yes, I really believe that Obama's EPA would have no remorse if someone, a father, a son or daughter, or even a child, of a farm family would be hurt or killed during an attack from those terrorists.

And don't kid yourself, these extremist groups are front groups for Eco-terrorism as well as Agro-terrorism.

Agro-terrorism, also known as Agri-terrorism, is a malicious attempt to disrupt or destroy the agricultural industry and/or food supply system of a population through "the malicious use of plant or animal pathogens to cause devastating disease in the agricultural sectors".

These terrorist carry out hostile attacks towards agricultural, including infrastructures and processes, for political reasons.

They are just as nasty and foul as Muslim terrorists. They are both the same, fanatics who have no remorse for their actions.

And who will protect these farm and ranch families from the extremists? Not the government, especially not this administration.

And why should they, besides being asisted by the White House by way of this administration's EPA, they get a free pass because these radical environmental extremist groups are big Democrat Party donors.

The Obama White House is on the side of Eco and Agro terrorists who would attack and harm the innocent American farmer and rancher who is just trying to hold on and keep their farms or ranches going during these tough insane times.

Our farm and ranch families provide food for our nation and the world, they should not be attacked or harassed while doing so.

And yes, Obama's EPA giving information to those Eco and Agro terrorist front groups is like giving gasoline to a group of arsonist. It's just a matter of time before they act out their sick desires.

When your equipment is in flames and your livestock have been poisoned, you'll be able to thank the government for it.


Story by Tom Correa

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