OMG..... the radical environmental groups that are constantly suing the federal government as a ploy to get their radical environmental policies initiated.... are getting reimbursed by the Feds with taxpayer money for the lawsuits!!! For example...the gopher frog lawsuit etc.
Is no one paying attention to this??? (Stupid question) I suggest we dismantle THIS program and save MILLIONS of dollars.
Under the Equal Access to Justice Act, or EAJA — which was signed into law by President Carter in 1980 to help the little guy stand up to federal agencies — litigants with modest means who successfully show government agencies wronged them can get their legal fees back from the taxpayer.
But the act also covers 501(c)(3) nonprofits, including environmental groups that aggressively sue the feds to enforce land-use laws, the Clean Water and Clean Air acts and laws protecting endangered species. Their lawyers are getting reimbursed at rates as high as $750 an hour,
Here is James Varney's take (Times Pic) on the situation... he seems to "get it"
In yesterdays print edition of the Times Pic, they printed an absurd claim from the environmental group, Gulf Restoration Network, that NO collusion exists between the Govt and environmental groups. (Ha ha ha ha)
For some reason (?????)..... the Letter to the Editor has NOT yet made it to NOLA.com for comments. HOW could that happen???
Edited by Terri on Mar 4, 2013 8:58 AM