When June Carabell decided to fill in a few ditches on her property, she never realized she might be violating the federal Clean Water Act, nor that her case, which was recently decided by the Supreme Court would be a ground breaking victory for property owners everywhere. Comments Congressman Richard Pombo: “When the government interprets man-made ditches as waterways deserving Clean Water Act protection, we have clearly deviated from the original intention of the Act. The Supreme Court is right to demand that lower courts clarify what waterways merit protection under the Clean Water Act. This should hearten private property owners who worry that their land will be rendered worthless by bureaucrats and environmental extremists. Hopefully, judges in the lower courts will apply some much-needed common sense to this issue.”