SOUTH CAROLINA CONGRESSMAN BLASTS NEW WATER REGULATION
|| By FITSNEWS || U.S. Rep. Jeff Duncan is ripping a proposed water regulation being pushed by the administration of Barack Obama – calling it “a blatant power grab” and a sign of “unabashed disrespect for the rule of law.”
Duncan is referring to the so-called “Waters of the United States” – or WOTUS – rule. The new regulation is intended to define which bodies of water fall under the jurisdiction of the federal government. Currently, the U.S. Supreme Court has ruled a body of water must have a “significant nexus” to a navigable waterway to fall under the purview of Washington, D.C.
No longer …
Under Obama’s proposed rule change, even a mud puddle could find itself subject to regulation by Obama’s Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).
Specifically, ditches that “look and act” like tributaries during periods of heavy rain would fall under the long arm of the law.
“This rule will be used in the future to regulate and control every square foot of the United States, leaving it to federal regulators to determine where, what, when, why and how you can build something,” Duncan warned. “The EPA claims this will be used to clean up ‘dirty waters.’ Unfortunately, now the dirtiest thing about these waters is the fat power hungry fingers of federal regulators dipping in to regulate it.”
The U.S. House has already passed a bill which would require Obama’s administration to reconsider its ruling, while a similar piece of legislation is pending in the U.S. Senate.
Let’s hope those measures succeed in blunting this power grab. Unfortunately, as we have repeatedly seen, “Republicans” in Congress love to talk a big game about blocking Obama power grabs – but usually cave in the end.
(Duncan excluded, obviously) …
Of interest? Hundreds of thousands of “Carolina Bays” – elliptical depressions located throughout the southeast – would fall under the purview of the government if Obama’s rule is permitted to stand.
Why does Jeff Duncan want us to drink polluted water?
He’s hoping you have enough sense not to drink from a ditch.
Jeffy does not have enough sense to worry about contaminated puddles of rain water seeping into underground water supplies or draining into above-ground water supplies. He probably lacks the same sense to know leaky pipelines can do the same. He probably thinks that oil rigs off the coast don’t matter because we don’t drink ocean water, who cares if oily water kills tourism and other coastal businesses?
Republican environmentalism in a nutshell is a sick joke that only they laugh at.
Why does the EPA want to regulate every draining ditch and mud puddle in the country?
Groundwater, how does it work?
Stay stupid, son.
Why, God just magically poofs safe, clean water that can never be contaminated. If you dare question that you are going to Hell!
I understand how ground water works. However most aquifer recharge zones aren’t in puddles and drainage ditches. Most of this water is surface water runoff. Most groundwater recharge is via small swamps and bottom lands. Typically near smaller creeks and streams. I have hardwood bottom land on my property and a small stream. It’s not a puddle or a drainage ditch, there’s a difference. My drainage ditch on the paved road isn’t a wetland.
Just like gun control isn’t about guns it’s about control. EPA regulations aren’t about water they are about control of private property.
Because that’s what the “scout team” got and drank from the water boy when jeffy played football under Danny Ford at clumson!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Lil’ Benito, aka Il Duce, is still a pissant……
complete absence of the term ‘eco-radical’ makes this piece less effective than it could be. see: Wilson
For more years than I like to think about I have been fighting the insatiable appetite of govt. for more and more of our property rights. I just hope when we get a new POTUS he or she will rescind every executive order since 01/20/09.
LoL! Suck it dumbfuck. Republicans won’t be in power again for a generation after this clusterfuck of a clown car republican field. I just wish we could elect Obama for a third term…just to piss you off. He would win too!
RogueElephant have you enjoyed our national park system??? Land grabbing or was it protection? Anybody that agrees with this asshole Duncan has a serious problem. He is a complete and total lightweight and mouthpiece for EXREME RIGHT!
I AM the extreme right.
Thank God you are in the minority. Again I ask have you ever enjoyed our national parks, which were established by “the insatiable appetite of govt.”????
You expect intelligent debate from a goose stepping fool?
Like almost everything that started from a good idea, the EPA has morphed into the EPAPA. Federal Agencies only know that the more power the bigger the budget and vice versa. If something gets cleaned up while trying to gain power it was more than likely accidental. It is the way of Government.
Sorry, republicans will not be permitted to destroy or privatize our water supply for profit. Assholes!
Let’s all drive to Columbia and shit in the river. That will teach those crappy EPA lovers.
Wonder how many residents of Duncan’s district have wells?
Wonder if he knows or has ever given a thought to how the water gets in those wells?