Yesterday, the Southern Environmental Law Center (SELC) submitted
a sixteen-page letter against the EPA’s proposed suspension of the Clean Water Rule,
on behalf fifty-six organizations including WWALS.10
Much of that letter could as easily apply to
today’s foregone vote to eliminate the FCC’s net neutrality rule.
FCC Chairman Ajit Pai’s
“‘unalterably closed’” views
should have been enough for him to
The three FCC Commissioners for the elimination of net neutrality made it clear
they were not paying attention to the millions of public comments,
requirements of the
Administrative Procedure Act to do so.
Chairman Pai with perhaps unintentional irony even argued that there was
no need to hold public hearings since far more people commented online,
which of course is only possible through an open Internet.
Nevermind that the FCC appears to be ignoring those comments.
Similarly, the EPA does not seem to be paying attention to
the “more than
680,000 public comments” on the Clean Water Rule repeal
beyond taking only six days to come up with a two year delay in implementation
of that rule.
The SELC letter to the EPA even cites two cases against the FCC when it says: Continue reading