Obama admin asserts dominion over creeks, streams, wetlands, ditches — even big puddles

by Joseph Curl  |  published on May 28, 2015


President 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.

  • Ron Long

    Anytime I hear “we are the Government and we are here to help you” it scares me shitless. If the Government really wants to help us, leave us the hell alone!!

  • OSayCanUC

    Water evaporates, wish Obama would. Why do I think this will end up like obamacare?

  • ADRoberts

    I hope they have a large reserve of people to go out and take from land owners. Otherwise, they may find that they don’t have enough bodies to enforce their power grab.
    And for those of you who work for the government, I ask. Which is better? To be encased in one of those FEMA coffins or be hungry.

  • John VanderKelen

    An example of the Executive branch of government making its own laws. Wake up Congress. The Constitution still does exist. The Federal government oftentimes reminds me of a weed establishing itself at the expense of good plants. Progressive Democrats need to be controlled.

    • OSayCanUC

      I think that weed control stuff is called “Roundup”.

  • reagangs

    This is the UNs Agenda 21, a communistic endeavor, at its best ….. or worst, depending on ones opinion. More than likely, it will be repealed after the next major election as Patriotic Americans will fight this massive fed bureaucracy commie over reach. Next on their agenda, if we let them, are carbon credits, another commie taxing endeavor. Close behind, if we let them, will be massive climate change taxes and regulations. Climate change is a natural occurrence with random events of 1) to a lesser degree (pun intended) the Milankovitch effect, 2) the Suns periodic massive solar storms of high energy plasma, and 3) the Earths own molten core that presents itself with random periodic geothermal zones (Yellowstone and others), lava flows (ocean bottom and on land) and random massive periodic volcanoes that emit massive amounts of heat energy (~ 2,000 * F) in the form of lava, ash and toxic “greenhouse” gasses (CO, CO2, NO, NO2, SO, SO2, H2S, O3 and others). The world, mostly the US of A, can throw massive amounts of money at the situation and nothing will change.

    • I Seigel

      “More than likely, it will be repealed after the next major election as Patriotic Americans will fight this massive fed bureaucracy commie over reach.”

      Not likely. Look at the Patriot Act. It’s lasted now thru 2 administrations of 8 years each.

      “The world, mostly the US of A, can throw massive amounts of money at the situation and nothing will change.”

      Meanwhile, countries like Germany and Israel are making a lot of R&D investments and actually making big profits from their solar and wind endeavors. Go figure.

  • Bob Stewart

    EPA, one of the agencies congress should defund.

  • Rhonda Hunt

    A law that if the Government can abuse it they will,they are always crowing about equality,but who’s equality are they speaking of,most likely their own.—-Jim Hunt

    • I Seigel

      Equal rights to clean, uncontaminated drinking water. But what about coal mining companies, fracking companies, strip miners and farmers? Don’t they have a Constitutional right to pollute our drinking water?

      • skrunyan

        So I Seigel: Are you accusing farmers of ruining your drinking water or just using the water to grow food for hypocritical liberals like yourself? Your typical liberal logic: ‘You used my water to grow me some food boo hoo’. I suggest before you spout off anymore non sense that you get off the electric grid, sell your car (and buy a bike), get you some chickens and cows and plant your own garden. After you try that for a while complain some more about farmers, fuel and lights.

        • I Seigel

          If you weren’t so blindly and willfully ignorant, you’d probably know that people have actually DIED from e.coli and other food-borne diseases traced to contaminated food. Pig farmers and chicken farmers have been known to pollute waters downstream, the water gets sprayed onto crops, and people can get sick.

          Read, moron, and learn. Or are you hypocritical conservatives too close-minded to hear anything that doesn’t agree with your LaLa Land version of reality?

  • DPMP

    More BIG government we don’t want.

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