EPA Stealthily Propels Toward ‘Massive Power Grab Of Private Property Across The U.S.’

 

 

 

” While the country is immersed in Obamacare headlines and a congressional tussle over delays and mandates, the Obama administration is stealthily moving toward unprecedented control over private property under a massive expansion of the Environmental Protection Agency’s Clean Water Act authority.

The proposed rule, obtained by the House Science, Space, and Technology Committee in advance of EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy’s testimony at a Thursday oversight hearing, widely broadens the definition of waterways over which the federal government has jurisdiction to as little as a water ditch in a backyard.

The Clean Water Act redefinition of “waters of the United States” would include all ponds, lakes, wetlands and natural or manmade streams that have any effect on downstream navigable waters — whether on public lands or private property.

The EPA’s draft water rule is a massive power grab of private property across the U.S. This could be the largest expansion of EPA regulatory authority ever,” Chairman Lamar Smith (R-Texas) said after seeing the proposal. “If the draft rule is approved, it would allow the EPA to regulate virtually every body of water in the United States, including private and public lakes, ponds and streams.” ” 

 

 

     This kind of regulation by federal fiat must be stopped . It is time for the states to step up and reclaim their authority to govern , conserve and regulate their territories as the people of their states see fit . The further from the people comes the law , the further from justice is the law . If we’ve lost the right to property then we are nothing but serfs . With the Federal government as the Land Barons can the people be anything other than sharecroppers ? We already owe our souls to the company store .

 

 

 

 

Illustration by Michael Ramirez