A bill aimed at preventing a proposal by the United Nations to regulate environmental issues has cleared a Senate committee.
Senate Bill 31, filed by Northern Kentucky Sen. John Schikel seeks to prevent the state from adopting any environmental provisions set forth by a U.N. emissions-reduction plan known as “Agenda 21.”
The plan is renowned in right-wing conspiracy circles as a scheme by the world governing body to usurp private property, but Schickel says his bill is far from conspiracy theory.
“I don’t look at it as a threat, but, we believe, and I believe, and many of my constituents believe that United States officials, Kentucky officials and local officials should be making our environmental laws and making those decisions and not international organizations,” Schickel said.
The bill now heads to the Senate Rules Committee.