Reining in the EPA

FreedomWorks endorsed Dr. Gosar’s bill to impeach EPA Adminstrator Gina McCarthy.

Adam Brandon, CEO of FreedomWorks, stated:

“As one of our more than 6.9 million FreedomWorks members nationwide, I urge you to contact your representative today and ask him or her to support Representative Paul Gosar’s resolution, H. Res. 417 to impeach EPA Director Gina McCarthy for multiple instances of making false and misleading statements before Congress.

Under Director McCarthy, the EPA has brought forth some of the most wide-ranging, economically devastating regulations in its history, including the Waters of the United States (WOTUS) rule. Congressman Gosar has documented how, in testimony before Congress about the WOTUS rule, Director McCarthy made several outright false statements about the scope of the rule, its scientific basis, and its legal footing.

Among the most blatantly false statements that McCarthy made about the WOTUS rule was that it was ‘not expanding jurisdiction of the Clean Water Act,’ which indeed the EPA would have no authority to do. Meanwhile, the EPA’s own website was bragging about the massive increase in the amount of federal land that would be subject to federal regulation thanks to the new rule.

Any individual who knowingly lies during sworn testimony has committed perjury, but that crime is especially troubling when the lie is being told to soften the blow of a regulation that would affect the freedom and economic security of thousands of Americans. Thus I hope you’ll contact your representative and urge him or her to support and co-sponsor H.Res. 417 to bring Gina McCarthy to task for violating the trust of the American people.”

Dr. Gosar led the charge on several other initiatives to fight EPA overreach and rein in this rogue agency.

Paul spearheaded the effort to defeat the EPA’s unconstitutional Waters of the United States (WOTUS) rule, a proposed regulation ny the Obama Administration that attempted to expand agency control over millions of acres of water and land. Dr. Gosar held a hearing, introduced a bill, defeated a democrat amendment and successfully inserted appropriations riders utilizing the power of the purse to block WOTUS. Rep. Gosar’s bill to stop WOTUS had more than 180 cosponsors.

Dr. Gosar has also been leading the charge to prevent EPA’s new Ozone regulation, projected to be the most expensive rule in the history of this country. The EPA didn’t even allow counties to implement the previous standards before unilaterally lowering standards to levels that would immediately put nearly 2,000 counties throughout the country in non-attainment status. Arizona is one of the hardest hit states and even areas in the Grand Canyon could be in non-attainment as a result of this misguided regulation. Dr. Gosar’ bill to block this overreach had more than 80 cosponsors.

The House passed two of Dr. Gosar’s amendments that targeted the EPA and cut the agency’s budget by more than $130 million.

Dr. Gosar spearheaded appropriation’s riders to prevent the EPA from hiring employees in other countries to carryout the unconstitutional Paris climate change agreement, block the EPA’s new race car rule, and stop the EPA from spending millions of dollars on private PR firms in order to promote the agency’s unlawful agenda.