Why Arm Government Regulatory Bodies?

The number of armed officials in government agencies is on the rise even as regulators like the EPA stand accused of not doing their jobs.

When the Environmental Protection Agency sent armed agents to monitor whether a gold mine in Chicken, Alaska was complying with the Clean Water Act, residents throughout the nation questioned why a government body designed to monitor environmental issues was opting for military-style weapons to enforce regulations. A recent report issued by the

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Groups Sue EPA For Not Disclosing Factory Farm Info

Environmental and rights groups say the EPA is required to disclose locations of factory farms under the Clean Water Act.

The Environmental Protection Agency’s decision to backpedal on a policy requiring livestock farmers to reveal their addresses and personal information is being legally challenged by environmental and animal rights advocates. On Aug. 28, groups filed a lawsuit claiming the information is necessary to enforce regulations and mandatory under the Clean

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EPA Sends Armed Officers To Storm Alaska Gold Mine

Some locals are crying foul after Alaska Environmental Task Force officers took a heavy-handed approach to enforcing the Clean Water Act.

The small gold mining community of Chicken, Ala. became the center of national controversy when a local newspaper reported the Alaska Environmental Task Force conducted an unexpected investigative attack on a local mine, startling workers and area residents. Clad in body armor and jackets with the word, “Police,” armed agents stormed the mine,

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