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Sing Along: 'This Land Is EPA's Land'
| December 16, 2009
| INVESTORS BUSINESS DAILY Staff
Posted on 12/16/2009 5:10:36 PM PST by Kaslin
Regulations: The Clean Water Act is being rewritten to give a government bureaucracy the power to regulate every body of water from the Mississippi River to a rain-flooded field. The first casualty may be American coal.
With all the concern for the harm that cap-and-trade and regulating carbon dioxide as a pollutant might do to the American economy and free markets, the Environmental Protection Agency is doing quite enough damage with an existing law on the books the Clean Water Act. Congress plans to revise it to make it an even more powerful bludgeon against industry, energy producers and just plain folks.
The 1972 Clean Water Act was originally intended to protect the "navigable waters of the United States" you know, the kind boats travel down. It was broadly and quickly interpreted to any pool of water in America capable of supporting a bathtub variety boat. The word "navigable" was forgotten and ignored, and even those trying to improve the environment were not immune.
In the name of clean water and wetlands-protection, people were literally being arrested for putting dirt on dirt. In August 1987, Bill Ellen was hired to construct a 103-acre wildlife sanctuary, including 10 duck ponds, on the Eastern Shore of Chesapeake Bay, on land so dusty it had to be watered down to protect construction workers' safety according to federal regulations.
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posted on 12/16/2009 5:10:37 PM PST
To: alrea; bareford101; BerniesFriend; blaveda; Bookwoman; Celeste732; dsc; fanfan; Faux_Pas; ...
posted on 12/16/2009 5:12:11 PM PST
(Acronym for 0bama: One Big Ass Mistake America)
This is "as big" as the CO2 "grab" the EPA did. If this passes, they'll be able not only to control ALL WATER, (including mud puddles) ... but THE LAND ADJACENT. Think about this for "out west" ... a watering hole for cattle. And a cow urinates in proximity. The watering hole "could" be contaminated therefore regulations must apply ... and the cow has to go. This is a huge move, I hope more people get on board and AWARE of what's happening. The Patriot's Flag
This one has to be STOPPED!
posted on 12/16/2009 5:20:52 PM PST
(http://www.thepatriotsflag.com - The Patriot's Flag)
This is the Hoax and Chains that the people wanted.
posted on 12/16/2009 5:47:29 PM PST
by Blood of Tyrants
(The Second Amendment. Don't MAKE me use it.)
To: Kaslin; rdl6989; Darnright; According2RecentPollsAirIsGood; livius; DollyCali; FrPR; ...
posted on 12/16/2009 6:00:57 PM PST
(Time to prosecute Al Gore now that fellow scam artist Bernie Madoff is in stir.)
Not only “out west”, there's also Appalachia. Thousands of streams, creeks etc. either pass through or abut properties throughout the region.
posted on 12/16/2009 6:17:46 PM PST
(My anger IS manufactured.......................................in the WHITE HOUSE and CONGRESS!!)
EPA has definitely over-reached. When my electric power goes down this winter and I can't heat my house I'm taking my chainsaw to my nearest EPA employed neighbor's house and cut down all his or her bushes and trees to burn in my fireplace.
Yes, I have a fireplace for just this occasion.
You might well ask why I think I can get away with that ~ but you won't ~ because you know.
posted on 12/16/2009 6:21:16 PM PST
(Git Out The Way)
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