Who has an ideological bias on the EIB?

I just love environmentalists. According to this article about an ongoing legal case relating to carbon emissions adopted by the Environmental Improvement Board in New Mexico, the executive director of the group “New Energy Economy,”

“contends the regulations were adopted based on scientific and economic merits and should not be repealed.” Going on, she stated, “that Martinez’s EIB has an ideological bias against the carbon pollution reduction rules and has prejudged the merits of this important public policy.” Uh, huh.

Our government watchdog, Jim Scarantino, reported repeatedly here, here, and here about the inherent conflicts of interest on Richardson’s EIB. As if that were not enough, according to our own Rob Nikolewski, at least three members of Martinez’s EIB gave more to Democrats than Republicans.

We at the Rio Grande Foundation have contended all along that the EIB regulation should be overturned and that, in the end, the EIB should be disbanded and that major decisions like a statewide carbon cap should be made by our elected officials like the Legislature and Governor directly.

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5 Replies to “Who has an ideological bias on the EIB?”

  1. Every County in New Mexico needs to pass similar laws protecting their rights! I plan to present this to our County Commissioners and if they won’t do it, which I can’t understand why they wouldn’t, given the immediate need to do so, then the Citizens of Lea County will force the issue until they do. Enough of the begging for permission for the right to economic stability from a group of people who sole intent is to destroy or confiscate every economic base we have in this country.

    We do have laws that protect us against this very sort of thing…they are written in our Supreme laws…our Constitutions but they are not worth the paper they are written on if the people don’t exercise and enforce them.

    At a recent town hall, a resident shouted from the back of the room, “why don’t they (governments) just follow the law”?. Then came the answer….”because they know YOU will”! It took a moment for the answer to register with most of the folks in the room but once it did, it made perfect sense. Governments will continue to pass public law which is contrary to the Constitutions, gives them more power and takes more rights away from individuals until those individuals stand up and say NO MORE!

    I think the most disheartening part of my personal journey has not been that the general public is unaware of their rights or “personal liberties” but that those we have elected to serve do not know or understand the Constitutions either. How can one take an oath to uphold the Constitution unless they first understand it? And how can we expect them to understand bills that are 2000 plus pages long, with mark ups and deletions and a “refer to” in every paragraph, if they can’t even understand the United States Constitution or a state Constitution? Not very logical, is it? Maybe we need to start asking candidates better questions concerning the Constitution and constitutional law before we cast our vote because unless we have leaders who understand the rule of law, we can’t expect to have a government who respects the People much less fears them.

    ECONOMIC PRESERVATION ACT

    AN ORDINANCE PROMOTING THE ACT OF DOING LEGITIMATE BUSINESS IN THE COUNTY OF LEA, NEW MEXICO

    The purpose of this ordinance is to permit, promote and protect the act of doing legitimate business in the County of Lea, New Mexico, and to prohibit any and all hindrances, regulatory actions, rules, or enforcement procedures by any branch of government, it’s appointed boards or departments and all other entities from implementing policies or conducting such activities as would infringe on the rights of the People to engage in lawful business activities, productive activities and self sustaining acts.

    Whereas, We the Citizens of Lea County, New Mexico, do state that we retain the unalienable right to self govern and that all authority to govern is dependent on the will of the People of the United States, and;

    Whereas, We the People of the United States and the State of New Mexico, County of Lea, do state that we instituted governments for the protection of our liberties and that we hold the right inviolate to alter or abolish said governments by any means most suitable to us and our needs should those bodies of government become injurious to the People, and;

    Whereas, We the Citizens of Lea County, New Mexico, do state that our right to a Republic form of government is guaranteed us in the Supreme Law of the United States Constitution and that all federally elected officials do swear an oath to uphold that United States Constitution. and;

    Whereas, We the Citizens of Lea County, New Mexico, do state that our right to a Republic form of government is guaranteed us in the Constitution of the State of New Mexico and that all state elected officials do swear an oath to uphold that New Mexico Constitution, and;

    Whereas, Article II, Section II of the New Mexico Constitution states that all political power is vested in and derived from the People. All government of right originates with the People, is founded upon their will and is instituted for their good, and;

    Whereas, Article II, Section III of the New Mexico Constitution states that the People of the state have the sole and exclusive right to govern themselves as a free, sovereign and independent state, and;

    Whereas, Article IV, Section I of the New Mexico Constitution states that all legislative power is vested in the State Legislature, a Representative body elected by the citizens of the state, and;

    Whereas, Article IV, Section 15 of the New Mexico Constitution states that no law may be passed except by bill, and;

    Whereas, the New Mexico State Legislature does not have the People’s authority to usurp the Constitution of New Mexico and authorize unelected boards to make law, thereby creating a form of government contrary to a Republic form and;

    Whereas, Article IV, Section 24 of the New Mexico Constitution prohibits the state Legislature from passing local or special laws that regulate the affairs in the counties, precincts or districts, and in all other cases where said counties, precincts and districts can regulate at the local level, and;

    Whereas, the United States Constitution clearly restricts and binds the federal government from infringing on the rights of the states and the People of the United States by enumerating the governing powers they are authorized to exercise, and;

    Whereas, all public laws passed which are contrary to the Constitution, the rights of the People or which extend beyond the authority approved by the People are null and void as if they were never passed and unenforceable and;

    Whereas, We the People declare that our rights to economic liberty have been unconstitutionally restricted, unlawfully impugned and we do hereby reject such and state the following:

    The United States Federal government has, for decades, through unconstitutional public law, appointed boards and bureaucracies, imposed laws contrary to the will of the People and their best interests, and;

    The former Governor of the State of New Mexico, Governor Bill Richardson, did in fact, pass by executive order, legislation governing the act of business unlawfully and without Constitutional authority, and;

    Currently, the Environmental Protection Agency as well as numerous environmental organizations and special interest entities are colluding with the Environmental Protection Agency and other bureaucracies unauthorized to pass law and are usurping the authority of the People in attempts to pass punitive regulations on legitimate business and that said laws and regulations infringe on the rights of the People to a Republic form of government and to enjoy life and the pursuit of happiness, and;

    The United States Federal government is unlawfully abusing the public money by awarding foreign nations funds to accommodate drilling of oil and other resources, and;

    The United States Federal government is ignoring Supreme Court rulings to lift the recent moratorium on the Oil and Gas Industry, preventing Americans from producing necessary resources while allowing foreign nations to produce and prosper, and;

    The United States Federal government is abusing their taxing authority by imposing unfair fees and regulations on American Industries, making it a hardship to do business in the United States, and;

    The United States Federal government is causing great harm to the self sustaining activities necessary to prevent an economic collapse in our nation by refusing to allow American businesses the ability to do business without great hardship, and;

    The United States Federal government is abusing the public money by awarding Americans tax dollars to foreign countries and making the citizens dependent on foreign countries rather than allowing our nation to become energy independent and;

    The United States Federal government has no authority to regulate business inside state borders, and;

    State governments have no authority to regulate business activities inside county borders, and;

    Certain special interests groups are fictitiously using unfounded science and data to support their claims for the necessity of such laws, and;

    No life forms are superior to that of man, and;

    Man is created in our Creator’s image and is superior to all other forms of life, and;

    All public laws must ensure the welfare, safety, and continuity of human life and the sustainability of human life and promote the general welfare of all mankind.

    Therefore, We the People of the County of Lea, New Mexico, do hereby pass the following ordinance and do direct the County Commissioners of Lea, New Mexico, in accordance to their Oath and as legal Representatives of the People of said County, to enact such ordinance in their best interest;

    All legitimate business within the County of Lea shall not be infringed on by any branch of government and;

    All industries will be free from regulations, fees and fines, not imposed by local ordinances and;

    No entity outside Lea County or unelected by the citizens of Lea County may impose special fees, fines, requirements or restrictions on any individual, business or corporation who is operating a legitimate business inside the County of Lea and;

    No local ordinances may be passed without cooperation, consent, and input from those individuals and businesses directly affected by said ordinances, and;

    No punitive local legislation may be passed which restrict legitimate business, including but not limited to financial and licensing requirements for businesses conducting business in Lea County, and;

    No legislative authority shall be given, transferred or granted to any individual, board or entity that is not an elected official. Advisory boards may be formed for the purpose of consultation only but must include a majority of members who have a direct interest in the business activity being considered for regulatory purposes, and;

    All executive orders from any branch of government which legislate are hereby declared null and void and of no effect in Lea County and;

    All acts, intended or unintended, which prevent individuals, business or corporations from operating or conducting legitimate business in Lea County are prohibited and;

    No entity may challenge this ordinance without legal standing as defined in this ordinance.

    Courts of Law, Judges and Justices do not have the power to legislate and do not have supreme authority to usurp the people’s right to self govern and no entity not being a resident of Lea County shall have the right to sue the citizens of Lea County for exercising their right to self govern.

    The Environmental Protection Agency, Department of Interior, New Mexico Environmental Improvement Board, and all other entities not elected directly by the People are appointed boards without Constitutional authority to legislate or pass law and doing so violates the People’s right to a Republic form of government. The People of the County of Lea New Mexico hold this right inviolate.

    Local law enforcement is directed to enforce this ordinance to the fullest extent and to remove from the county or arrest any person who attempts to violate this ordinance.

    This ordinance shall apply to all legitimate business conducted in Lea County, including but not limited to the Oil and Gas Industry, the Farming and Ranching Industry, the Food Industry, the Retail Industry, and any and all other forms of gainful and productive activities within the county lines of Lea, New Mexico.

    For the purposes of this Ordinance, the following terms shall be ascribed as below unless clearly another meaning must apply:

    Entity shall mean any individual, business, branch of government, body of government, special interest group, environmental group, appointed boards, or any other individual or organization seeking to challenge this ordinance.

    Legitimate business shall mean any act of conducting business which is legal under the local public laws and is not abhorrent to morality.

    Legal standing shall mean only an individual residing in Lea County who is directly and personally affected by this ordinance.

    If any portion of this ordinance is found to be unenforceable, only that portion is to be deemed so and this ordinance is to remain law.

    All previous ordinances which conflict with this ordinance are hereby declared abolished, only in so much as to make this ordinance of full effect.

    Be It Enacted, by the Citizens of Lea County, New Mexico, through their Legal Representatives, the County Commissioners of Lea County, New Mexico.

  2. End the Appointed EIB ! Biased folks should not be making policy that affects everyone statewide.Rules should be done by legislature . NOT biased flunkieys .

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