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  • Permit not needed for stormwater runoff, court says

    11/02/2013 1:28:31 PM PDT · by artichokegrower · 28 replies
    AgAlert ^ | October 30, 2013 | Kate Campbell
    Threatened with huge fines and possible imprisonment, West Virginia poultry producer Lois Alt decided to stand up to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency in court. In a case with implications for livestock producers in California and nationwide, Alt tried to sort out whether stormwater discharges from her farm actually require a federal permit. Her case won support from the West Virginia and American Farm Bureaus, which intervened in the court case on her behalf. Last week, Alt won an important decision when the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of West Virginia ruled against EPA, saying that ordinary stormwater...
  • EDITORIAL: EPA regulates water

    12/17/2012 6:29:51 PM PST · by jazusamo · 11 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | December 17, 2012 | Editorial
    Life-giving substances shouldn’t be treated as pollutantsThe environmentalist movement has gone off the deep end. It’s bad enough that the courts have allowed the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to declare carbon dioxide, one of the essential components of life on this planet, to be a pollutant. Now the same bureaucratic zealots are going after water itself. On Friday, Virginia Attorney General Kenneth T. Cuccinelli II appeared in federal district court in Alexandria to contest the EPA’s use of the Clean Water Act to punish Virginia and Fairfax County for sending too much water into a watershed. “These regulations are expensive,...
  • American Citizens Are Left to Swim in Government Cesspool

    08/06/2002 11:23:21 AM PDT · by Stand Watch Listen · 2 replies · 296+ views
    INSIGHT magazine ^ | August 5, 2002 | Steve Seachman
    Chances are, at this very moment, a family is arriving at some U.S. shoreline ready to spend a week relaxing at the beach. But before mom, dad and the kids can get their feet warm in the sand, a sign confronts them: "Beach closed. No swimming allowed." As the children slouch back to the car, a parent tries to console them. "At least the hotel has a swimming pool, and there's always next year." And so it goes. Similar routines are played out for real thousands of times each year in this country. And the culprits — those who...