Citizens Petition to Rein in EPA Gains Momentum

Published October 30, 2012

Thousands of citizens have signed a Heartland Institute petition to rein in the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. The Heartland Institute is still collecting online signatures and will present the petition to the EPA later this year.

The petition documents EPA’s efforts to scare Americans into accepting unnecessary restrictions on our economy and way of life. Most notably, EPA officials are “perverting the Clean Air law to give themselves unprecedented powers to regulate American society.” 

As a result, “the toll the EPA is now taking on this country is staggering, putting hundreds of thousands of Americans out of work.”

The petition may be viewed and signed here ( A Heartland Institute press release explaining EPA’s overreach is available here (