Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Clean Water Confusion

Pink lilacs have nothing at all to do with this story......

Been researching EPA proposed changes to the Clean Water Act. 

Yow! 


Talk about confusing. And dangerous to property rights and national commerce, and especially to farming.

Seems that whenever the government sticks its oar in, the waters get muddy.

I admit to not having read every single word of some of these pages, but even a quick skim will scare you.


Except perhaps that they require water to grow

Or it should.

Some links:

Rapanos v. United States

Update on a National Shame

The Grey Lady weighs in

Fox has its say

Google Books too

The Daily News

American Farm Bureau


I have many more if you are not bored yet. This week I am earning my stipend......



And these clouds contain water...but don't worry...the EPA regulates that too.


Update: Here is another ridiculous overreach the boss brought to my attention.

7 comments:

joated said...

Time to rethink the existence of the EPA. The agency has jumped the shark.

(And this from one with an Environmental Science degree and a spouse who worked for the EPA. In clean water, no less.)

Terry and Linda said...

I know...we have been horrified. And over here...the Gov wants to take all our water to the Denver eastern slope area...but California is fighting them.

Scary times for sure.

Linda
http://coloradofarmlife@wordpress.com

Jan said...

Definitely scary times with the EPA on the move.

We actually had a state official say on local TV that farmers were going to have to start growing crops that didn't need water.

Jan said...

Definitely scary times with the EPA on the move.

We actually had a state official say on local TV that farmers were going to have to start growing crops that didn't need water.

Jan said...

Yay...I'm in...

Cathy said...

Every day brings more regulations.
"Climate Change" is the current bugaboo to justify government's endless encroachments on your freedoms and property.

threecollie said...

Joated, you thinking that says a lot then. I shudder to read the stuff going on around the country. No more private property, but we still have to pay the taxes.

Linda, I have learned a lot from you, and it has helped me understand some of the issues. thanks

Jan, last night we elected a farmer to a political post here. The country needs more of that..not just farmers, but people who understand business and enterprise and making money, not just taking it...and "crops that don't need water"!!! What is he figuring on eating? Cactus spines?

Cathy, can you imagine sand being considered a pollutant? Unless somebody dumps it in your engine, it's pretty darned inert. Sure wasn't going to pollute Saginaw Bay from twenty miles away via a drainage tile. Common sense died a long time ago and greed and pompous self-importance stepped up to take its place.