Skip to comments.Court: reaffirms that muddy water is pollution
Posted on 05/17/2011 1:09:56 PM PDT by SmithL
Grants Pass, Ore. (AP) -- A federal appeals court has reaffirmed that muddy water running off logging roads after rainstorms is pollution that requires a special permit from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.
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A lot of folks with dirt roads are going to be in trouble.
So - when do the arrest warrants for God get drafted and signed? After all, each and every time it rains, muddy water is generated, thus God is a “polluter” by the 9th Circus’ ruling.
Grants Pass is an odd homogination of hardore hippies and hardcore antigovernment survivalists. Very little in the middle moderate bunch.
Seriously. Someone needs to plug their plug, sequester their carbon, cap their CO2 output, ect...
Get on it people. What are you waiting for? Permission?
“Long as I remember The rain been coming down.
Clouds of myst’ry pouring Confusion on the ground.
Good men through the ages, Trying to find the sun;
And I wonder, Still I wonder, Who’ll stop the rain.”
Oh brother!!! Can we say that the 9th Circus court is full of hot air and thus is causing global warming?
If they covered it in asphalt, would that solve the problem? ; ~ )
So they are saying that we are living on a huge ball of pollution then?
So anything that comes from the Earth should be considered pollution?
Liberalism is insanity.
This means the Mississippi River is by far the largest source of pollution of the Gulf of Mexico.
Does the judge know that roverbeds are often made of dirt??
A thousand years from now, future nations will look back at the failed American experience and draw the lesson that the insane and mentally defective should not be elevated to positions of power and authority.
All across the fruited plain, there are literally hundreds of aptly-named Muddy Rivers, Muddy Creeks and Muddy Lakes.
Who, pray tell, is going to pay for this egregious affront to our environmental sensibilities?
If they are waiting on my leadership, they are missing the point.
Let’s not ask for an asteroid for the state of goofier.. I work in the state some.... I live in goofy, the state to the north of goofier.. and of course have called the state below goofier, known as goofiest, home for some years before... not all out west deserve a slap to the head :)
Only needs to be big enough to take out Sacramento... That’d solve about half the Countries problems right there.
I don’t live in CA. Wouldn’t go back even if lucrative remuneration made it tempting.
We have our own problems up here.
Wait until I get back into goofy... I am way too close to the capitol of goofiest until friday....
Yeah, I can’t find my asteroid remote, so you are safe. :-)
Well, the fall of the Roman Empire taught the same lesson 2,000 years ago, and we appear not to have learned anything from that. (Actually, the Founders did, but modern America has long since lost that knowledge).
***This means the Mississippi River is by far the largest source of pollution of the Gulf of Mexico.***
And the Colorado river was not called that because it was clear! I swam in the muddy Colorado outside Moab UT as a child!
***All across the fruited plain, there are literally hundreds of aptly-named Muddy Rivers, Muddy Creeks and Muddy Lakes. ***
Not to mention the the Canadian River in NM. I’ve never seen it anything but muddy brown.
I remember the pioneers said of one river,
“too muddy to drink, too wet to plow.”
So now the EPA claims ultimate authority over suspended load. This will negatively impact any human activity that results in soil disturbance including the mining, agricultural, construction industries to name just a few. The day is coming were we will all need to file an EIS just to breathe.
too muddy to drink, too wet to plow.
LOL! here is one about the Missouri River...
Too thick to drink, too thin to plow.
As you're probably aware, one of the theories behind the fall of Rome had to do with the unwitting ingestion of lead and other heavy metals from their plumbing that contributed to the madness of their leadership. As far as I can tell, we don't have that excuse :-)
There's not a river between Albuquerque and Tulsa, or between Minot and Laredo that isn't "muddy".
I demand an investigation and prosecution of the appropriate party.
Drove thru Moab last Fall. Spectacular location.
I live in Maryland. Around here they would have to dig a basin to hold the runoff and they would have to line the roads with black plastic to catch and direct the runoff to the catch basin.
Everywhere you go here there are little catch basins to catch runoff, and of course those little ponds have to have a fence around them to keep the kiddies out, and a rock strewn overflow.Every parking lot has a pond or catch basin.
You cannot build a home without first lining the boundaries and the proposed driveway with plastic.
Better shut down all the roads in Riverside County.
They all are a muddy mess after it rains including the 91 and the I-10.
WOW, they are dumb as Bill Maher!
the hallmark of unbright people
-Bill Maher (ironically deems himself the unbrightest of the unbright)
Beat me too it! EPA is out of control!
Anyone near the muddy Mississippi River is in trouble, too.
Well, they are certainly locking down exhalation (CO2).
“A thousand years from now, future nations will look back at the failed American experience and draw the lesson that the insane and mentally defective should not be allowed to breed”
Fixed it for you
Muddy water? Dirt comes from the earth. Hmmmm...let’s fine the earth. About time she started paying up. Putting all that dirt everywhere.
What it sounds like they might be getting at is, if the area didn’t generate muddy runoff until it was made into a road, then the runoff is counted as ‘pollution.’ If prior to the roads the area already had generated an equal amount of muddy runoff and now they want to call the continuation of the same muddy runoff ‘pollution’ then they really are off their nut.
At work we are getting killed by the Stormwater laws. Before too long, every grain of sand will have to be accounted for on the job site.
Just you wait until we have to justify the carbon footprint on the jobsite and mitigate for too much C02 emissions.
Pave the roads with liberals.
If history lessons held to 1000 year blocks, we wouldn’t be committing national suicide today. There are hundreds of examples of nations that destroyed themselves from within and yet we are repeating that same mistake. No, 1000 years from now, some other idiots will be following in our suicidal footsteps.
Think about how we look back on the Roman Empire...
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