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Forget Farm Owners, The EPA Is Drafting
A Rule To Claim Control Over Local
Waterways Like Ditches And Streams

Independent Journal Review, by Kevin Boyd

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Posted By:StormCnter, 7/6/2014 5:20:56 AM

The Environmental Protection Agency is planning to expand its jurisdiction over the nation’s waterways under the Clean Water Act to include ditches, small streams, ponds, and other purely local waterways. Nearly 204,000 comments have been received since the rule was proposed on April 21, 2014, mostly from Americans opposed to it. Ten U.S. senators also sent a letter to EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy expressing their concerns about the proposed rule changes. Among the examples of potential overreach the senators cite are attempts by environmentalists to ban fireworks at Lake Tahoe along the border of California and Nevada. The senators fear the expanded

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: DCGIRL, 7/6/2014 6:40:12 AM     (No. 9912519)

Where is congress on this issue. U.S. citizens calling Boehner and McConnell.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: steveW, 7/6/2014 6:49:45 AM     (No. 9912528)

Gee, you´d almost get the impression that the Socialist Democrats had a problem with private property...

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Hank Reardon, 7/6/2014 6:50:53 AM     (No. 9912529)

When the people finally wise up and rise up, I wouldn´t want to be collecting a paycheck from the EPA.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: MOBeef4u, 7/6/2014 7:43:53 AM     (No. 9912567)

They tried this once before with the "Natural Streams Act". Went down in flames. Alas like Japanese knotweed or kudzu the idea of the feds controlling all the water just won´t die. We need to destroy the source of this tyranny and we all know where that is.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: jinx, 7/6/2014 8:02:46 AM     (No. 9912592)

The EPA is like a cancer that keeps on popping up and kills every thing in its path. We have to find a way to stop them. Congress, that is what we pay you to do. If you can´t stop them, then you need to be fired!

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Reply 6 - Posted by: KatieJo, 7/6/2014 9:03:17 AM     (No. 9912649)

My sentiments precisely #3. Nor would I want to be collecting a check from the IRS, NSA, BLM, NEA, HHS, DHS, BATF or scores of other evil agencies. I dream of and pray for ruthless conservative leadership that will exterminate them all.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: Hotrod, 7/6/2014 10:58:13 AM     (No. 9912751)

I wonder how the EPA has the authority, under the constitution, to make law?

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Reply 8 - Posted by: Coy860, 7/6/2014 11:50:03 AM     (No. 9912802)

Since we are being watched all the time, beware walking your dog. If he hikes his leg on a tree, the gov´t. will move right in and declare it a wet land.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: Iraengneer, 7/6/2014 12:16:28 PM     (No. 9912839)

you really think that Boehner or McConnell would push legislation to abolish EPA? Really? You think a president like Mittens would have signed it? Not hardly.
And that is the problem. Complicity and cowardice by the statists in both major parties. These outrages will continue and worsen so long as these unaccountable alphabet agencies even exist. Abolish the lot of them.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: trackman999, 7/6/2014 12:18:45 PM     (No. 9912842)

#7 They don´t have the authority. They get around that by making "regulations" which are in fact laws

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Reply 11 - Posted by: RUReadyY3K, 7/6/2014 12:42:33 PM     (No. 9912867)

I agree with #3 and #6. Next President should freeze Federal hiring to reduce employees through attrition. Also, eliminate Federal govt. employee unions, they already have civil service rules and protections.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: uno_thatguy, 7/6/2014 1:06:36 PM     (No. 9912894)

Planks of the Communist Manifesto

First Plank: Abolition of property in land and the application of all rents of land to public purposes.

Ninth Plank: Combination of agriculture with manufacturing industries, gradual abolition of the distinction between town and country, by a more equitable distribution of population over the country.

Need I say more?

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Reply 13 - Posted by: enuf8, 7/6/2014 1:14:51 PM     (No. 9912900)

If and when it rains, if your yard holds a puddle of water, that is also part of their rules and regulations jurisdiction now. Private property tanks on farms, etc. is covered, except in Texas, at this time.

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Reply 14 - Posted by: kiwinews, 7/6/2014 2:54:11 PM     (No. 9912981)

City of Atlanta already did this, requires an 150 foot absolutely no disturbance setback from any "waterway". That includes an intermittent 9" ditch where some confederate soldier wee-ed in 1865. Kind of a booger in the middle of a 2 acre lot.

Unless of course you´re Tyler Perry or some other politically protected person, then you can clear cut down to the living rock.

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