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Congressman Seeks to Expand EPA's Control of Water
Foxnews.com ^ | 4/22/10 | Brian Wilson

Posted on 04/23/2010 8:55:11 AM PDT by ICAB9USA

A Democratic congressman is seeking to strip the word "navigable" from the 1972 Clean Water Act to allow the Environmental Protection Agency to surpass the limits imposed by a 2001 Supreme Court ruling on the kinds of waterways the agency can regulate. A Democratic congressman is seeking to strip the word "navigable" from the 1972 Clean Water Act to allow the Environmental Protection Agency to surpass the limits imposed by a 2001 Supreme Court ruling on the kinds of waterways the agency can regulate.

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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Front Page News; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: 111th; 2manylaws; 2manyregulations; 2muchgovernment; agenda; bhoenvironment; bhoepa; communism; democrats; ecofascism; envirofascism; fascism; greens; liberalfascism; lping; property; water
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Rep. James Oberstar, D-Minn --- what a complete turd.

This is possibly very, very evil, dangerous, and all-encompassing legislation.

1 posted on 04/23/2010 8:55:11 AM PDT by ICAB9USA
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2 posted on 04/23/2010 8:57:25 AM PDT by Diogenesis (Article IV - Section 4 - The United States … shall protect each of them against Invasion)
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To: ICAB9USA

It’s my understanding that in Maryland, citizens, on their own property, do NOT own water that is in the ground.


3 posted on 04/23/2010 8:57:39 AM PDT by incredulous joe ("Live Free or Fight!!")
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The Dems are completely out of control. They are trying to jam their socialist wish list into two years time since they know they'll be toast after this year. Hopefully the GOP is up to rolling back a lot of this garbage.
4 posted on 04/23/2010 8:58:03 AM PDT by Major Matt Mason (ClimateScandal.org)
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To: ICAB9USA

Rep. James Oberstar, D-Minn - TARGET!


5 posted on 04/23/2010 8:58:28 AM PDT by Bitsy
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To: Diogenesis
looks like taxes on the rise for some products:


6 posted on 04/23/2010 8:58:48 AM PDT by C210N (A government big enough to give you everything you want, is big enough to take everything you have)
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From S. 787

Official Summary 4/2/2009--Introduced.Clean Water Restoration Act - Amends the Federal Water Pollution Control Act (commonly known as the Clean Water Act) to replace the term "navigable waters" that are subject to such Act with the term "waters of the United States," defined to mean all waters subject to the ebb and flow of the tide, the territorial seas, and all interstate and intrastate waters and their tributaries, including lakes, rivers, streams (including intermittent streams), mudflats, sandflats, wetlands, sloughs, prairie potholes, wet meadows, playa lakes, natural ponds, and all impoundments of the foregoing, to the fullest extent that these waters, or activities affecting them, are subject to the legislative power of Congress under the Constitution. Declares that nothing in such Act affects the authority of the Secretary of the Army or the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) under the provisions of the Clean Water Act related to discharges: (1) composed entirely of return flows from irrigated agriculture; (2) of stormwater runoff from certain oil, gas, and mining operations composed entirely of flows from precipitation runoff conveyances, which are not contaminated by or in contact with specified materials; (3) of dredged or fill materials resulting from normal farming, silviculture, and ranching activities, from upland soil and water conservation practices, or from activities with respect to which a state has an approved water quality regulatory program; or (4) of dredged or fill materials for the maintenance of currently serviceable structures, the construction or maintenance of farm or stock ponds, irrigation ditches and maintenance of drainage ditches, or farm, forest, or temporary roads for moving mining equipment in accordance with best management practices, or the construction of temporary sedimentation basins on construction sites for which discharges do not include placement of fill material into the waters of the United States.

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The new legislation wants control of all properties that may adjoin these "bodies of water".

Unreal.

7 posted on 04/23/2010 8:59:05 AM PDT by ICAB9USA (If you want your dreams to come true, don't sleep quite so much ...............)
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Unbelievable.


8 posted on 04/23/2010 8:59:37 AM PDT by ICAB9USA (If you want your dreams to come true, don't sleep quite so much ...............)
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Woman, children, and ..... birds hit hardest.


9 posted on 04/23/2010 8:59:50 AM PDT by C210N (A government big enough to give you everything you want, is big enough to take everything you have)
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Hopefully the GOP is up to rolling back a lot of this garbage.

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That will not be easy.

10 posted on 04/23/2010 9:00:24 AM PDT by ICAB9USA (If you want your dreams to come true, don't sleep quite so much ...............)
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Wow, this Communists Party (formally the Democratic Party) are on a roll. Not much left to America and we will be cooked by November and the election won't matter a damn bit. King Obama, with the support of almost half of Americans, has destroyed American and will never come back. So stop dreaming.
11 posted on 04/23/2010 9:03:39 AM PDT by Logical me
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I have a natural pond on my property.

I.Dare.You.

12 posted on 04/23/2010 9:05:59 AM PDT by Repeat Offender (While the wicked stand confounded, call me with Thy Saints surrounded)
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re: Congressman Seeks to Expand EPA's Control of Water

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Control this, Oberstar ...........

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13 posted on 04/23/2010 9:10:04 AM PDT by ICAB9USA (If you want your dreams to come true, don't sleep quite so much ...............)
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I have a natural pond on my property.

... better camouflage that.

;-)

14 posted on 04/23/2010 9:11:05 AM PDT by ICAB9USA (If you want your dreams to come true, don't sleep quite so much ...............)
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To: ICAB9USA

Someone should invite the congresscritter on a fishing trip, complete with new footware, and we can see how well control of water is done from 6 ft. under.


15 posted on 04/23/2010 9:15:42 AM PDT by mapmaker77
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To: incredulous joe

The government will attempt to put meters on peoples wells and charge them for the water. If they do that, they can pay me the $20,000 that it cost to put in my well and pay for all maintenance of my pumps and holding tanks. These people are crazy and are going to have a fight on their hands.


16 posted on 04/23/2010 9:16:54 AM PDT by RC2
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Maryland, the entire state, is either a bay critical zone or an ocean critical zone... with few exceptions, all regulated by wetland restrictions and army corps of engineers... it is bad.

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17 posted on 04/23/2010 9:20:51 AM PDT by teeman8r (anarchy is preferred over tyranny)
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To: ICAB9USA

The next “Global Warming”.


18 posted on 04/23/2010 9:21:40 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a (de)humanist and a Satanist is that the latter knows who he's working for.)
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They’re going to push it to that point.


19 posted on 04/23/2010 9:22:33 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a (de)humanist and a Satanist is that the latter knows who he's working for.)
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IF they get their way, we become serfs living on the Kings land again.
20 posted on 04/23/2010 9:22:50 AM PDT by PogySailor (We're so screwed.....welcome to the American Oligarchy)
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