February 8, 2023

$20 Billion Paid Out for Sue and Settle Equal Access to Justice Act

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Many of us have complained for years about the ridiculous amounts of money taxpayers have been on the hook for when environmental groups inundate the Department of Interior, specifically the Department of Fish and Wildlife, for the purpose of putting the Federal Government in a position where they have no option but to settle lawsuits for large sums of money.

In a letter to Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke from Raul Labrador, chairman of the Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations, (shown below) the committee is seeking a list of all suits settled between January 1, 2016 until January 19, 2017 (during the final year of President Barack Obama) in order to get some explanation as to why there was an much higher than normal number of lawsuits settled and paid for, in addition to the amount of money paid out by taxpayers…as much as $20 billion.

But don’t get your hopes up that we now have an administration that is going to crack down on this way of life for many who pad their coffers quite easily by employing the methods allowed by law. This administration has already proven itself as being quite dysfunctional, while creating a great smoke screen of blather, causing the blind followers to pay attention to the blather and not discover the actual results.

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