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EPA Proposes Huge Land Grab

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The Environmental Protection Agency has come up with a way to execute one of the biggest land grabs by the federal government ever perpetrated on the American public.  On Tuesday, the EPA proposed a change to the Clean Water Act so that the EPA would have the power to regulate temporary wetlands and waterways.

The land grab engendered tremendous concern from members of the GOP trying to protect private property; they noted that the EPA would gain power over seasonal ponds, streams and ditches.

Louisiana Sen. David Vitter, the top Republican on the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee, charged, “The … rule may be one of the most significant private property grabs in U.S. history.” He stated that the EPA was “picking and choosing” its science while trying to “take another step toward outright permitting authority over virtually any wet area in the country.” Vitter also noted that if the EPA gets its way, more environmental groups could sue private property owners.

Sen. Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska, was also furious, saying that the EPA grab “could result in serious collateral damage to our economy … [I]t appears that the EPA is seeking to dramatically expand its jurisdictional reach under the Clean Water Act.” She added of her home state, “If EPA is not careful, this rule could effectively give the federal government control of nearly all of our state — and prove to be a showstopper for both traditional access and new development.”

The EPA proposal to more widely implement pollution regulations would affect “intermittent and ephemeral streams and wetlands” whose water comes from wet seasons or rains but are temporary.

 

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36 Comments

  1. La Lummus

    March 29, 2014 at 11:22 am

    This is total insanity… They have way to much power thanks to obama

  2. omega2

    March 29, 2014 at 12:03 pm

    TIME TO ABOLISH THE EPA AS IT STANDS! REALLY NOT NEEDED! JUST ANOTHER AGENDA 21 ATTACK ON OUR GOD GIVEN RIGHTS!

  3. bikerdogred1

    March 29, 2014 at 12:08 pm

    These democrats they are on our side right what a bunch of scumbags.

  4. Silly Liberals

    March 29, 2014 at 12:10 pm

    Democrats are the biggest threat this nation has ever seen.

    • loangirl

      March 30, 2014 at 6:59 am

      Yes, they are! It seems they have been cloned! The is the worst I have ever seen them!
      They must be voted out at all costs!

    • rulie haveman

      April 10, 2014 at 8:39 pm

      Only the ones who have been brainwashed into believing that they don’t have to work and that every one else owes them ‘

  5. David William Reid

    March 29, 2014 at 12:36 pm

    When will the people have enough of this crap?

    • Jim B

      March 29, 2014 at 4:16 pm

      Soon

    • rulie haveman

      April 10, 2014 at 8:40 pm

      when they stop being afraid of being called a racist’.

  6. leslie green

    March 29, 2014 at 5:17 pm

    Contact your Senators and demand that this bill not be passed…just google Senators phone #s and you can call them and voice your outrage… if everyone would do it and take an interest in what is happening to our country they would have to back down…We have to resist…yes, you too, do it…call and protest… it’s the only way to save our country. Bitching here will no accomplish anything…you have to make your voice heard to the people we pay to serve us.

  7. Keith Myatt

    March 29, 2014 at 7:29 pm

    I like how she said “If EPA is not careful, this rule could effectively give the federal
    government control of nearly all of our state — and prove to be a
    showstopper for both traditional access and new development.”

    What she seems to not understand that is is all planned, not an accident.

  8. William556

    March 29, 2014 at 7:46 pm

    The EPA had a useful purpose back in the day when pollution was bad. However, one of its first administrators had a dream: to make the EPA more powerful and feared than the IRS. He bent his will to that end as have all in the EPA who followed. Now the EPA is the very model of a rogue agency.

  9. Antonia Bifano-Freeman

    March 29, 2014 at 9:10 pm

    Two words: Agenda 21.

    • rulie haveman

      April 10, 2014 at 8:53 pm

      very import that everybody read up on agenda 21 .your eyes willpop and your brain will find a stream of cusswords a mile long.even if you never cussed before .

  10. Kevin H Fox

    March 29, 2014 at 9:16 pm

    ALL of the Federal agencies need to be at least halved! And, the departments of energy, education and comerce need to be abolished. The 16th ammendment needs to be repealed and the IRS abolished.

    • Rick Lane

      March 30, 2014 at 12:54 am

      You know how much.Energy,Education,Commerce & Agriculture is Produced from these Agencies…….
      Zero

      • rulie haveman

        April 10, 2014 at 8:46 pm

        they are being trained to shoot at their fellow Americans

    • gjsmith_62

      March 30, 2014 at 2:38 pm

      Start with the last created, eliminate the TSA, then every agency created since LBJ.

      HUD, NEA, NEH, EPA, CPB, TSA, DEA and perhaps the Feds will get the hint.

      • Rick Lane

        April 10, 2014 at 8:52 pm

        Every agency since FDR

        • gjsmith_62

          April 10, 2014 at 9:17 pm

          Gotta start somewhere, let’s see the GOP cull the “easy” one’s first. Romney was mocked for suggesting welfare millionaire Big Bird get off the dole.

          Why go after Socialist Security first? Ditto MediCare. Kill the truly useless agencies first. Why does TSA exist? HUD?

      • rulie haveman

        April 10, 2014 at 8:53 pm

        love the idea .

    • rulie haveman

      April 10, 2014 at 8:46 pm

      and all the federal agencies need to be disarmed right now they all
      are armed to the teeth getting to be a pretty big private army for Barry .

  11. bubba2001

    March 29, 2014 at 9:48 pm

    Just make sure their paychecks get lost….for months.

  12. Willie

    March 29, 2014 at 10:17 pm

    WE ALL BETTER GET TO KNOW THESE CANDIDATES RUNNING FOR OFFICE. WE MAKE A MISTAKE THIS TIME, WE MAY NOT EVER RECOVER FROM THESE LAST TWO ELECTIONS. WE NEED TO START PRAYING THAT GOD WILL GIVE US WISDOM.

    • Rick Vincent

      April 9, 2014 at 7:41 am

      Not unless god gives them cell phones.

  13. hosss

    March 30, 2014 at 2:15 am

    – Damn the EPA now. They more than ever believe that they must control everybody. Communists is a good word. Also make the Agency much bigger. Always a plan of Democrats.

  14. Independent

    March 30, 2014 at 5:05 am

    These types of people only have this kind of influence because of uninformed voters. Talk to people you know, don’t just post your opinions where ‘like-minded’ people will see them. Word of mouth has always been the best form of advertising.

  15. loangirl

    March 30, 2014 at 6:57 am

    For a long time, we have been discussing the need to rid ourselves of the EPA! Totally useless!
    It had put us all at Risk! We need to abolish this branch of Government! Too much power and bad on our economy!

  16. Connie Lee

    March 30, 2014 at 9:15 am

    What is it with this government and their incessant need to control everything…as the red queen put it…off with their heads, seems to be their motto

  17. Roger Baack

    March 30, 2014 at 11:27 am

    Ok, you can have my land, oh did I forget to tell you I spread pesticide all over my property. I am sure exactly where, guess you have spend millions of dollars to find it.

  18. gjsmith_62

    March 30, 2014 at 2:35 pm

    Abolish the EPA, they’re just as political as the IRS. Bureaucratic watermelons.

  19. Geemo

    March 30, 2014 at 2:50 pm

    The EPA represents the 4th branch of government; the Administrative Branch. I know it doesn’t exist ,but if the people in this country allow rules from these entities to become law, then the administrative rule of law will take over. Preventing them from this requires civil disobedience and the willingness of elected officials to grow a pair and refuse to comply.

  20. zion1king

    March 30, 2014 at 7:04 pm

    Hate to say this but the only way to stop this govern”mental” disaster that is destroying our country is going to be by bloodshed. The federal government is a disease running out of control. A rabid animal cannot be reasoned with. Elected representatives are bought and paid for, elections are rigged and the Constitution is being shredded.

  21. Thomas Meadows

    April 12, 2014 at 1:55 pm

    Time to abolish several govern agencies,the Dept of Education,the IRS,BLM.EPA.We need NONE of these!!!!!!!!

  22. Tylek T'sarran

    April 15, 2014 at 12:05 pm

    Ephemeral..So if you have a puddle in your yard, they have jurisdiction. Better get rid of your pets. Livestock grazing is now illegal. Roadside gutters; Hmm.. driving, jogging/walking, if it is in front of your house you must be responsible, that one can get ugly. What about the gutters on your house, do those classify as an ‘ephemeral stream’? Downspout run offs? Are municipal drainage pipes also ephemeral streams? And the detention boxes, are those ephemeral ponds? What about decorative ponds and streams? Those sometimes overflow in the rains. If ANY of you condone this utter nonsense, put your keyboards aside, and lay down, you are already dead.

  23. stephen feldmeier

    April 23, 2014 at 1:58 am

    Go to my website and go to the page Economy, I have a perfect fix for the EPA

    http://www.feldmeierforpresident.com

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