“That’s enough!” Fed up farmers say “ditch” EPA’s land grabbing water rule

EPA’s proposed new Clean Water Act (“CWA”) rule is EPA’s latest installment in its efforts to expand the power of unelected federal bureaucrats over Americans’ ability to use their own land.

The CWA grants EPA power to regulate the “navigable” “waters of the United States” (“WOTUS”).

In the past EPA tried to expand its CWA authority, but got slapped down hard by Supreme Court decisions such as Solid Wast Agency of Northern Cook County v. U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and Rapanos v. United States which told EPA that it had no power over waters which lack a “significant nexus to navigable waters.”  EPA tried for power over water with “any hydrological connection” to navigable waters, but the Court said no.

EPA plaqueNow EPA is back with a rule-making vengeance and is in effect seeking authority to control every ditch it can get its regulatory hands on, so long as it has “banks,” and occasionally holds water that through whatever indirect route might find itself connected to other waterways.  In effect, EPA wants to grab power over huge amounts of American land in ways that will burden us all.

The House of Representatives is conducting a hearing on EPA’s new WOTUS rule today.  The deadline for public comment has been extended to October 20, 2014.

Farmers are fed up with federal attempts to expand power over their land use and they take no comfort from statements promising them a pass.

Take a look at this hard-hitting video one farm family made for the Missouri Farm Bureau.  “That’s enough” they tell us in song, time to “ditch the rule.”

They couldn’t be more right.

“Don’t need more government anyway.”

Take a look:

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  • US Army (retired)

    What better way to accomplish one of Communism’s prime rules, NO private property ownership at ALL! Everything belongs to the State!

    “Tutto nello Stato, niente al di fuori dello Stato, nulla contro lo Stato.”
    “Everything for the State, nothing outside the State, nothing against the State.”
    — Benito Mussolini

    “The RIGHT of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against UNREASONABLE searches and seizures, SHALL NOT be violated, and no Warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by Oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized.” — 4th Amendment

  • Allen Barclay Allen

    This one is going to supreme court. Most ranchers owners also own Water rights and Mineral rights and they pay Taxes on this also along with the land property taxes. These taxes are for protection from government as well as protection by enforcement by Cattle rustling claim jumping individual and government DAMN CRIMINALS LIKE SENATOR HARRY REID. Their GENERAL WARRANTY DEED GIVES THEM UNLIMITED REPRESENTATION BY A REAL ESTATE LAWYER GROUP THAT PROTECTS BUY DOCUMENT STATE STAMP, THE OWNER FROM CLAIM JUMPING GOVERNMENT REGULATORS.

    You had better bet this one is going all the way to supreme court with State Lawyers Swarming the White house. You don’t mess with water rights you will stir up a hornets nest of KICK ASS LAWYERS THAT GOVERNMENT PUCKS HAVE NO DEFENCE AGAINST.

  • Jill Jones

    so where’s the link to the epa comment page on this, so we can go make our views known to the epa and to congress, on this???

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    • RT2WSHP
    • yaki534

      Jill the EPA couldn’t care less what you or me want or care about. They are just wanting to control all of out natural resources and private property. They make “science that will assist them in their quest.

  • yaki534

    The EPA needs terminated They are a bunch of control hungry bureaucrats that have no common sense or value for truth.

    • notoriousBLOG

      they are only a federal beurocracy, a result of government out of control.

      • yaki534

        The EPA was out of control at it’s inception. It is a blunt instrument to kill Americans. Congress makes laws. Bureaucrats make the rules and they are not elected.

        • notoriousBLOG

          Actually, I believe that at it’s beginning it was a good idea because of all of the industrial pollution, but as always they overgrew their usefulness and like the USDA they are now just making regulations to extend their powers and keep themselves in business.

  • SirWilhelm

    It’s time to ditch the EPA, and just about every other alphabet agency in DC. While we’re at it, let’s clean house, by getting rid of everyone in government in DC, and start over.

  • greg Larson

    We have seen Cantor booted out ofthe House of Representatives and we need to put every damned one of these sorry assed S.O.B.’s and Bitc-s on notice that we will vote them out or recall themif the continue this EPA Crap!! They already proved Al Gore and his Daughter have been lieing about Global Warming and other issues inorder to pad their own pockets. We may have to use Vigilantes Law to put a stop to this insane nonsence!!

  • RT2WSHP

    ACTION ALERT | CLEAN WATER ACT: Is a farm pond navigable? What about a ditch or ephemeral drain? How you can stand with President Stallman and Farm Bureau:
    Scroll below to take action and send your messages to EPA and the Corps by the deadline of July 21, 2014.

    http://capwiz.com/afb/issues/alert/?alertid=63192396

  • SOUTHJERSEYJOE

    YO !!
    The EPA is another “CONTROL” arm of those who have the desire to change The United States into some thing they will have full power over—And Obama is leading the way —-WE are the only thing keeping them from having TOTAL International control—They chip away at our Constitutional Freedom————–UNTIL one day the AMERICA we know will NOT be———-
    PLEASE GOD BLESS AMERICA

    • Gubernoris Otay

      You are finally clipping the right fingers in the interest pot of our funds
      I have had Enough
      From 2009
      I am Otay Gubernoris
      Impeachment
      Obama Biden Clinton holder Reid and they then knowly and will fully to preform Treason, Tyranny, and a biggest sing an slap in the face of being Traitors!!
      America needs a Mother
      I beg
      Call my name Gubernoris for Mother of the United States of America
      For Which it shall always Stand
      Amen

  • rbblum

    Dig deep into the fertile American soil. . . beyond the political dirt of the political parties . . . and rediscover by the grace of God . . . a constitutional republic that will grow naturally in a healthy state . . . of, by and for the people.

  • NAVSOG

    The EPA and this current administration all 535 should and need to be flushed down the crapper !