Congress is currently debating legislation that would extend the Clean Water Act to regulate areas that are not normally considered to be very wet. Some, like Congressman John Mica of Florida, believe the legislation has gone too far: “Clean water is critical for our well being; however, this bill does not lead to cleaner water and is nothing more than a federal land grab attempt. The Clean Water Restoration Act could lead to the regulation of virtually every wet area in the country, with dramatic impacts on American businesses as well as individual water and land use rights. With our economy already in troubled waters, this legislation could push American jobs overseas and put another nail in our economic coffin.”

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