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Here’s the reported ruling (a state with in Wyoming) Governor Matt Mead’s office was informed of the decision at 6 p.m. Monday night. The EPA had apparently transmitted copies of the decision to the Eastern Shoshone and Northern Arapaho Tribes on Friday.

Mead had a strong reaction to the ruling: “The State received the EPA’s unpublished decision granting the Tribes “Treatment As State” status at a 6 p.m. meeting on December 9, 2013. The changes put forward by the EPA would not go into effect until this decision is published in the Federal Register,” he said. “It is outrageous to me that a regulatory agency has proposed changing jurisdictional boundaries established by history and the Courts. I have asked the Attorney General to challenge this decision and defend the existing boundaries of the reservation.”

In his letter last August opposing the application, Mead wrote: “”The tribes’ application, if granted, has implications for criminal law, civil law, water law and taxation. It also takes away the voices of citizens in Kinnear, Riverton and Pavillion.”

Riverton City Administrator Steven Weaver said city hall has already been receiving calls on the ruling. He said some tribal members, who were not identified, have been calling wanting their sales taxes refunded, while other city residents are enraged at the ruling. “This certainly doesn’t help the relationships we’ve been trying to build with the reservation,” Weaver said. He also reiterated what the governor had said, noting that the ruling is from a regulatory agency and pertains only to the Clean Air Act.

In a prepared statement, Northern Arapaho Business Council Chairman Darrell O’Neal Sr. said his tribe was “extremely pleased” with the EPA ruling. “It affirms what the tribe has believed all along, that Riverton and the area north of the Big Wind River is a part of the Reservation.”

Fremont County Attorney Michael Bennett also reacted to the ruling this morning. “Until the U.S. Supreme Court says otherwise, it’s business as usual in my office. “““““““““““““““““““““““““““““““““““““““““““““““““““““““““““

Now, by your words, do the Indian people own Riverton people as slaves or do the Indians get to confiscate Riverton and all its properties? As I seen no war in Fremont County, unless the Casino money that has kept tribesmen broke, have gone to lawyers and lobbyists, in preparation for war? What day will the tribes evict the people of Riverton from Riverton and when will the gun fights begin for those unwilling, in the way you speak? Also why is there so much hatred for "white people" on the reservation enough to hurt your Riverton neighbors, coming from?

Isn’t this what the tribes have been asking for – tolerance – but yet, your words sound so vengeful with animosity. Have tribesmen demand to breeding with more white people, but were met with rejection? Please elaborate. From what many of us seen; people in Riverton have been very friendly to out of town guests and native americans. Has that angered native americans that Riverton people are nice to everyone? This unconstitutional EPA ruling and your talk sounds like words of war brewing.

In the driest years, yes you see "brown" over Riverton, Casper and Shoshoni Wyoming, just to mention a few communities. And when it very windy, you can not see the Wind River Basin, Casper or Shoshoni, with even less clarity. Some of that brown is Al Gore’s cow, horse and tribal trash emissions you see when the winds do not blow. I know, I’ve come to Riverton to smell trash burning in a breeze coming from the south of Riverton. Therefore it has to be Riverton’s fault in an Obama fashion?

What was it, 16 or 18 years ago when this same stunt was pulled on Riverton over water pollution and another agency awarded Riverton to the Tribes. Then Congress got involved, reversed that decision and scolded the Federal Bureaucracy for their over reach as well. I can see why the Tribes have done this, Obama hates conservatives and Riverton has a great abundance of conservatives. And since the tribes are mainly social democrats, why not enslave "conservative whites to the tribes", courtesy of Obama.

Most likely cause Mead just rejected ACA/Obamacare infusion to Wyoming’s medicaid for its expansion under Obamacare. This is not hard to see in relation. What strikes me the most is, why indians ask for tolerance and even demand it, but show no tolerance with their neighbors, across the "boundary Big Wind River"?