To screw environmentalists, they also screw grandma and small business
In an overzealous act against environmentalist organizations who successfully sue government agencies, the Republican lead House of Representatives has removed the ability for individuals, small businesses, non-profits and others to collect attorney’s fees when they prevail against the government and can meet other requirements. By adding an amendment to the Continuing Resolution to fund the government they have effectively gutted the Equal Access to Justice Act….. for everyone.
In essence they have taken away your right to sue the government for things like Social Security payments, improper use of laws and regulations, and not even following their own laws or regulations.
It gives the government cart blanche to conduct their business in any way they want without any public oversight. This even effects the ranchers who may want to sue the government for changing or revoking their grazing permits.
It leaves only those with deep pockets the ability to sue their own government if it acts arbitrarily.
House Votes to Stop ‘Equal Access to Justice’ Fees.
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