'By allowing the EPA to deny Pebble, precedent would allow the agency to also kill any building project that has the potential to impact American waterways without ever going through the permitting process – and without the input from local, state, or other federal agencies.
In other words, the EPA would completely undermine its own legitimacy by circumventing established environmental review processes, proving once again the vast hypocrisy and economic disregard held by the agency
Since these new power would give the EPA the authority to kill jobs and economic development to a greater extent than ever before, it is critical that we take a stand to support the Pebble permitting process!'
No hyperbole here, really, given recent court cases such as Sackett vs. EPA in which the EPA was slapped down by the court system for its illegal actions.
EPA also got smacked down at least 3 times recently over supposed groundwater contamination from fracking, which was revealed to be bogus, there was NO contamination.
EPA just doesn't seem to want ANY energy produced in the US that is reliable, on demand and cheap.