The EPA is planning to expand its powers by redefining the “waters of the United States.” The proposed Guidance is currently open to public comment, and CFACT has submitted a comment opposing this power grab.
Unless EPA is stopped it stands to grab power over virtually all American waters and wetlands. The EPA is trying to usurp the powers of Congress and it’s legislative intent by replacing the definitions of waters contained in the Clean Waters Acts with new definitions and interpretations the drafters of the Act would not recognize. This would place myriad state and locally controlled waters and wetlands under federal control for the first time in our nation’s history.
As bureaucracies always do, EPA underestimates the costs and harms it’s rules would impose on those of us who have to live under them. The rights of states, property owners, recreational and commercial land and water users, businesses and communities, are all in jeopardy. Action must be taken and citizen’s voices heard.
Take action now. Read CFACT’s submission to the EPA. Share it with as many people as possible and invite them to read our submission for themselves. An informed citizenry is the best defense against bureaucratic overreach.
If you haven’t already, sign our petition to end the EPA’s radical policies.