This mutherfucker is totally out of control.
From The Washington Times
Obama’s administration on Wednesday claimed dominion over all of America’s streams, creeks, rills, ditches, brooks, rivulets, burns, tributaries, criks, wetlands — perhaps even puddles — in a sweeping move to assert unilateral federal authority.
The Environmental Protection Agency, along with the Army Corps of Engineers, says it has the authority to control all waterways within the United States — and will exercise that authority.
“We’re finalizing a clean water rule to protect the streams and the wetlands that one in three Americans rely on for drinking water. And we’re doing that without creating any new permitting requirements and maintaining all previous exemptions and exclusions,” EPA head Gina McCarthy told reporters Wednesday.
The moves comes as part of the Clean Water Act and federal officials say they are simply trying to help businesses comply with regulations.
“This rule is about clarification, and in fact, we’re adding exclusions for features like artificial lakes and ponds, water-filled depressions from constructions and grass swales,” McCarthy said. “This rule will make it easier to identify protected waters and will make those protections consistent with the law as well as the latest peer-reviewed science. This rule is based on science.”
No, it’s not. It’s about government power grabs and Obama’s ‘green agenda’.
The Supreme Court has twice questioned the breadth of powers decreed under the Clean Water Act, prompting Wednesday’s actions.
McCarthy claimed the new powers would “not interfere with private property rights or address land use.”
That’s bullshit too. In 2010, a secret memo surfaced revealing plans for the Obama regime to seize more than 10 million acres from Montana to New Mexico, halting job- creating activities like ranching, forestry, mining and energy development.
……Majority Whip Steve Scalise said:
“EPA’s attempt to redefine ‘navigable waterways’ to include every drainage ditch, backyard pond, and puddle is a radical regulatory overreach that threatens to take away the rights of property owners and will lead to costly litigation and lost jobs. The House is committed to fighting back against this radical policy, which is why we passed bipartisan legislation earlier this month to stop the EPA in their tracks from moving forward with this misguided proposal. It’s time for Obama’s EPA to abandon these radical proposals, all in the name of protecting wetlands and waterways, that instead will only lead to more American jobs being shipped overseas at the expense of the American economy.”
How the EPA got so much power and who is behind it:
The EPA was established by Richard Nixon in 1970, in response to the widespread smog and pollution problem throughout the U.S. What began as an effort to ensure a clean environment, soon took on proportions of an out-of-control big government, punitive actions, and regulation. Instead of using a common sense approach, they enacted ham-handed laws that cost lives. The use of the pesticide DDT was restricted in 1972, resulting in the deaths of millions of people in Africa who died from mosquito-borne malaria.
In 2007, the EPA got more authority when the Supreme Court ruled that the Clean Air Act gave the EPA the right to regulate “greenhouse gases”, including carbon dioxide. That was like giving crack to an addict. Carbon dioxide is what we exhale. It’s what plants ingest to use during photosynthesis to produce glucose; their growth material. Junk science trumps real science at the EPA. (“global warming”, anyone?)
Obama’s ‘pen and phone’ dictatorship encompasses quite a bit. In 2012, he drafted an Executive Order that would give him control over the communications network in America, should a “national crisis arise”. ‘Control’ and ‘crisis’ are two words you don’t want associated with a hubris-filled nutsack like Obama.
Only one of two things will stop him; death or the 22nd Amendment.
It would not surprise me if he tried to usurp the latter, and the former would make me and every other patriotic American, elated beyond belief.