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GOP: Water rule is murky. EPA is urged to make revisions
Herald ^ | May 29, 2014 | Mary Bowerman

Posted on 05/30/2014 6:48:02 AM PDT by george76

Members of the Small Business Committee in the House of Representatives urged the Environmental Protection Agency to go back to the drawing board on a proposed rule aimed at clarifying bodies of water that fall under the Clean Water Act.

In March, the EPA and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers proposed a rule to define what “waters of the United States” fall under federal jurisdiction. The rule would include smaller bodies of water including streams, riverbanks, wetlands and floodplains that may have access to larger bodies of water.

Republican lawmakers have opposed the rule since its inception, saying the EPA down-played the regulatory and economic impact on small businesses and was too broad defining what waters could be regulated.

Rep. Scott Tipton, R-Cortez, told the committee the proposed rule is “the greatest water grab that we have seen by the federal government in the United States.”

(Excerpt) Read more at durangoherald.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Extended News; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Colorado; US: District of Columbia; US: Florida; US: Kansas; US: Missouri; US: Wyoming
KEYWORDS: agenda21; agriculture; cwa; economy; energy; epa; esa; farming; farmland; govtabuse; greenagenda; privateproperty; propertyrights; rewilding; ruralcleansing; un; un21; unagenda21; water; watergrab; waterrights

1 posted on 05/30/2014 6:48:02 AM PDT by george76
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To: george76
would include smaller bodies of water including streams, riverbanks, wetlands and floodplains that may have access to larger bodies of water.

Notice that sneaky little word "MAY" in there. That's the open door.

2 posted on 05/30/2014 7:00:59 AM PDT by Don Corleone ("Oil the gun..eat the cannoli. Take it to the Mattress.")
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To: george76

Just more control.

I you have a 3 acre lake on your property and it is fed by a small stream dry/or not that is located in a watershed area....guess what?

You’re a fed target.


3 posted on 05/30/2014 7:03:53 AM PDT by servantboy777
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To: Don Corleone; jazusamo; Flycatcher; SierraWasp; TEXOKIE; Cindy; girlangler; Inyo-Mono; Baynative; ..

If it rains in your yard or a seasonal stream from snow melt goes across your property, then the EPA Feds will own it.


4 posted on 05/30/2014 7:06:06 AM PDT by george76 (Ward Churchill : Fake Indian, Fake Scholarship, and Fake Art)
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To: Don Corleone

A ditch running in front of your property “may” be included.


5 posted on 05/30/2014 7:08:24 AM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks (Rip it out by the roots.)
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To: servantboy777

Already happening.

EPA targets couple’s private pond in Wyoming, threatens huge fines... $75,000-a-day fine.

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/3133310/posts


6 posted on 05/30/2014 7:11:28 AM PDT by george76 (Ward Churchill : Fake Indian, Fake Scholarship, and Fake Art)
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To: george76
The effing Feds will never be happy until every last one of us is transmogrified into a groveling serf.

We need more lamp posts and more rope.

7 posted on 05/30/2014 7:25:12 AM PDT by Flycatcher (God speaks to us, through the supernal lightness of birds, in a special type of poetry.)
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To: Flycatcher

We also need some brave souls to give the finger to the feds over the use of their private property, and dare them to enforce their tyranny,

then have about 1500 militia members show up to express “disapproval” when the feds show up.

It’s been done once, needs to happen all across the country.


8 posted on 05/30/2014 7:28:51 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: Eric in the Ozarks

Swails run through the backyards of most homes. In theory the feds could inspect these ditches whenever they want.

“Excuse me sir, but while I was inspecting your backyard I noticed several other “discrepancies” within your property and home. We need to expand the inspection of your premises. Accordingly, all residents must depart the property immediately so as to facilitate our efforts to protect the environment and ensure that you are in full compliance with existing regulations. We are here to serve you.”

I strongly suspect that conservatives are going to be inspected a lot more than liberals.


9 posted on 05/30/2014 7:33:56 AM PDT by Starboard
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To: Flycatcher

The effing Feds will never be happy until every last one of us is transmogrified...

************
Or transgenderfied.


10 posted on 05/30/2014 7:35:16 AM PDT by Starboard
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To: MrB
Yes.

Forget the cowbell.

We need more Bunkerville.

11 posted on 05/30/2014 7:36:19 AM PDT by Flycatcher (God speaks to us, through the supernal lightness of birds, in a special type of poetry.)
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To: george76

It has taken 40 years of slowly creeping mandates, but the EPA was a fantastic way to allow the fedgov to control all commerce without requiring legislative action.


12 posted on 05/30/2014 7:37:35 AM PDT by nascarnation (Toxic Baraq Syndrome: hopefully infecting a Dem candidate near you)
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To: Flycatcher

We have sufficient quantities of both. We lack only the will to employ them correctly.


13 posted on 05/30/2014 7:38:48 AM PDT by Covenantor ("Men are ruled...by liars who refuse them news, and by fools who cannot govern." Chesterton)
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To: Starboard

Lol.


14 posted on 05/30/2014 7:38:56 AM PDT by Flycatcher (God speaks to us, through the supernal lightness of birds, in a special type of poetry.)
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To: george76

When the Obama Admin is finished everything will belong to Government and the people will be trespassers


15 posted on 05/30/2014 8:09:50 AM PDT by molson209 (Blank)
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To: george76; Flycatcher
The EPA is and has been out of control. What they don't have their corrupt hands into, the enviro-nazi crowd want to get them involved in to further their own pathetic causes.

I read below article yesterday, it is not precisely about the EPA but shows how the enviros want them involved in matters they have nothing to do with. It addresses the controversy over Bisphenol-A (BPA) which has been going on for many years.

Left Wants EPA To Ban Chemical FDA Says Isn't Harmful

16 posted on 05/30/2014 8:11:41 AM PDT by jazusamo (Sometimes I think that this is an era when sanity has become controversial: Thomas Sowell)
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To: jazusamo; george76
Thanks for that link, Jaz. But now I'm even more infuriated.

Terrible way to spend one of my rare off-days. Ha!

17 posted on 05/30/2014 8:22:09 AM PDT by Flycatcher (God speaks to us, through the supernal lightness of birds, in a special type of poetry.)
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To: Don Corleone

un-license.

18 posted on 05/30/2014 8:22:29 AM PDT by Foolsgold (Those who are too smart to engage in politics are punished by being governed by those who are dumber)
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To: Flycatcher

Glad you finally got a day off my friend and am most sorry I partially ruined it for you. :-)

The worst thing about the article is under the 0bama administration it’s very possible the EPA will get the case and we already know what will happen if they do.


19 posted on 05/30/2014 8:30:35 AM PDT by jazusamo (Sometimes I think that this is an era when sanity has become controversial: Thomas Sowell)
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To: george76

Before 2016 gets here we are going to see lots of federal control over our lives tightened, even if it takes executive order to do it.


20 posted on 05/30/2014 9:13:00 AM PDT by girlangler (Fish Fear Me)
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To: george76

Just close down the EPA and these self-induced problems will be gone.


21 posted on 05/30/2014 9:14:05 AM PDT by reasonisfaith ("...because they received not the love of the truth, that they might be saved." (2 Thessalonians))
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To: Flycatcher

Happy day off.


22 posted on 05/30/2014 9:21:15 AM PDT by george76 (Ward Churchill : Fake Indian, Fake Scholarship, and Fake Art)
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To: girlangler

Good to hear from you.

Welcome back.


23 posted on 05/30/2014 9:21:46 AM PDT by george76 (Ward Churchill : Fake Indian, Fake Scholarship, and Fake Art)
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To: nascarnation

The EPA and their communist pals will double the price of food, energy, etc. soon.

as planned.


24 posted on 05/30/2014 9:26:59 AM PDT by george76 (Ward Churchill : Fake Indian, Fake Scholarship, and Fake Art)
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To: george76
Thanks, George.

Nice to be able to FReep again, if only for a couple days.

25 posted on 05/30/2014 9:35:20 AM PDT by Flycatcher (God speaks to us, through the supernal lightness of birds, in a special type of poetry.)
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To: george76

Thanks. Good to be back. I’m working fulltime now so don’t have as much time, but I’ll check in daily. BTW, I am very near the Otero County N.M. incident where the forest service has cut off water to cattle because of the meadow jumping mouse. I’ll post on it when I hear anythign. They are having a rally in Alamogordo tomorrow to protest it. Could get very interesting.


26 posted on 05/30/2014 1:39:35 PM PDT by girlangler (Fish Fear Me)
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To: george76

Thanks. Good to be back. I’m working fulltime now so don’t have as much time, but I’ll check in daily. BTW, I am very near the Otero County N.M. incident where the forest service has cut off water to cattle because of the meadow jumping mouse. I’ll post on it when I hear anything. They are having a rally in Alamogordo tomorrow to protest it. Could get very interesting.


27 posted on 05/30/2014 1:39:59 PM PDT by girlangler (Fish Fear Me)
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To: girlangler

Please let me know how it goes.


28 posted on 05/30/2014 2:33:59 PM PDT by george76 (Ward Churchill : Fake Indian, Fake Scholarship, and Fake Art)
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