Lawmakers are working to block an unprecedented power grab by the Environmental Protection Agency to use the Clean Water Act (CWA) and control land alongside ditches, gullies and other ephemeral spots by claiming the sources are part of navigable waterways.
These temporary water sources are often created by rain or snowmelt, and would make it harder for private property owners to build in their own backyards, grow crops, raise livestock and conduct other activities on their own land, lawmakers say.
“Never in the history of the CWA has federal regulation defined ditches and other upland features as ‘waters of the United States,’” said Rep. John Mica (R-Fla.), chairman of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, Rep. Nick Rahall (D-W.Va.), the ranking committee member, and Rep. Bob Gibbs (R-Ohio), chairman of the Subcommittee on Water Resources and Environment.
“This is without a doubt an expansion of federal jurisdiction,” the lawmakers said in a May 31 letter to House colleagues.
I wonder if she thinks the border of Mexico is racist and imperialist. How about the borders which separate the African countries?
Ocean? Mountain? RACIST
THOSE DAMN OCEANS WERE PUT HERE BY WHITE PEOPLE. THE SAME WHITE PEOPLE WHICH ARE DESTROYING THEM AND SHRINKING THEM.
SCREW YOU, RIO GRANDE. NO ONE WANTS YOU HERE. GO HOME, YOU RACIST IMPERIALIST.
I think we all know who the real bigot is here.
And by giving the Gov your lunch money you will save other children’s lives
“Bring her around again Marshall! I think she can take another!” (in sarcastic brit accent lol)
“Even though the kuffar (non-believers) are filthy, you still have to deal with them until we succeed in establishing an Islamic state here”
He is talking about England. But this is happening in every country in the West that refuses to ban ALL Muslim immigration. Or even acknowledge the fact that the problem with Muslims is Islam.