Water, Water Everywhere and the EPA Wants to Regulate It

Water, Water Everywhere and the EPA Wants to Regulate It

PostBy: Richard S. On: Sat Dec 12, 2009 12:55 pm

http://www.wyomingbusinessreport.com/ar ... ?id=103326

According to a release from Sen. John Barrasso’s office, the CWRA seeks to expand the jurisdictional sweep of the1972 Clean Water Act by granting the federal government authority over all U.S. waterways by removing the requirement that the waterway be “navigable.” The CWRA would make all inland waters subject to federal regulation, Barrasso said.

Sen. Mike Enzi, R-Wyo., and Rep. Cynthia Lummis, R-Wyo., joined in signing the letter.

The letter further stated, "This legislation would grant the Environmental Protection Agency and the Army Corps of Engineers, virtually unlimited regulatory control over all wet areas within a state. This bill attempts to trump state's rights and pre-empts state and local governments from making local land and water use decisions.”
Richard S.
 
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Re: Water, Water Everywhere and the EPA Wants to Regulate It

PostBy: jpete On: Sat Dec 12, 2009 1:02 pm

Great, maybe they can do something about the flooding in my driveway after it rains because the city came down and installed sewers but no storm drains and raised the level of the road so that it no longer drains away like it used to! :mad:

Seriously though, isn't this the inevitable function creep of big government?

Control everything?
jpete
 
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Re: Water, Water Everywhere and the EPA Wants to Regulate It

PostBy: Richard S. On: Sat Dec 12, 2009 1:18 pm

jpete wrote:Seriously though, isn't this the inevitable function creep of big government?


Creep? It's more than creep considering we have legislation pending for food , energy and water each of which enormously increase the power of the federal government.
Richard S.
 
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