Friday was not a good day for the Obama EPA. The Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals expanded the stay on the Administration's land-grabbing water rule beyond the states that appealed, to the entire nation. The pushback against regulatory overreach is on!
At the eleventh hour a federal court ordered an injunction blocking EPA's water rule. EPA was defiant. EPA bureaucrats declared that they will only halt the rule in the 13 states that requested the injunction.
Twenty-nine states have filed lawsuits against the EPA for redefining the “Waters of the United States,” or WOTUS. Should local streams, irrigation ponds, roadside ditches, and even “connective” dry lands be placed under the authority of the Clean Water Act?
What can be done to curb these abuses and usurpations, and rein in this renegade agency?
It seems incredible, but a single missing word could turn a water law into a government land grab so horrendous even a U.S. Supreme Court justice warned it would “put the property rights of every American entirely at the mercy of Environmental Protection Agency employees.”
Landowners, homeowners, business owners, home builders, construction companies, the forestry and mining industries, and just about everyone else engaged in productive activities in the United States are in the crosshairs of the most far-reaching power grab the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has ever undertaken.
Should the feds seize control over every wet ditch and puddle in the U.S.? Big Green foundations have been lusting after WOTUS power since the late 1990s. People are speaking up and sharing their stories. EPA is sweating. EPA should sweat.
Wyoming ranchers are suing the Western Watersheds Project for trespassing for gathering water samples on private and state land without permission. WWP's stated mission is to rid public lands of all grazing leases. Writer Ron Arnold says their activities constitute "rural cleansing."
WOTUS gives untrustworthy federal bureaucrats custody of every watershed, creates crushing new power to coerce all who keep America going and offers no benefit to the victimized and demoralized tax-paying public.
Opponents of hydraulic fracturing for natural gas, also known as “fracking,” have long claimed that it contaminants drinking water. Unfortunately for them, they have been unable to find such contamination . . .
Those fearing catastrophic global warming often point to increased drought as one of the scariest scenarios of climate change. But new research at Princeton University indicates there has actually been little change in drought over the past 60 years. . .
Pine bark beetles continue to kill millions of acres of trees in Western states. But now, a new study shows the epidemic in Colorado could lead to the contamination of drinking water supplies, as well.
California's best water, along with cheap, clean, renewable hydro power will continue to flow to San Francisco from the Hetch Hechy reservoir. San Francisco voters defeated the measure 77 to 23. Greens see things differently when it's THEIR lifestyle scheduled to be diminished.
Freedom 21, of which CFACT was a co-founding organization, is a coalition of groups that came together, quite literally, in the waning days of the last century, to build a domestic and international movement that could promote freedom as the guiding principle for the 21st Century and beyond.