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originally posted by: blueman12
a reply to: ketsuko
The law was to protect streams that lasted a very short time, which could provide paths to bigger areas of water that are more permanent.
It should be preventing big corporations from polluting but like another poster said, the EPA did go after individuals for smaller stuff which i don't understand.
Ocie and Carey Mills went to jail in Pensacola, Florida, May 15th. The 54-year-old retired contractor and his 31-year-old son were sentenced to 21 months in prison after a U.S. District Court jury found them guilty of knowingly discharging fill material in wetlands and dredging a canal on their property, both violations of the Clean Water Act. The two men were each fined $5,000, denied eligibility for parole, and ordered to restore the wetlands within 90 days of their release from prison.
This Land Is My Land — Isn't It?
WASHINGTON — The Trump administration on Thursday finalized a rule to strip away environmental protections for streams, wetlands and groundwater, handing a victory to farmers, fossil fuel producers and real estate developers who said Obama-era rules had shackled them with onerous and unnecessary burdens.
By now you probably have heard of the horrendous mess the Environmental Protection Agency made of the Animas River in Colorado.
The EPA released over 3 million gallons of poisonous toxic water into the once-beautiful river after there was a breach that spilled from one of the many abandoned mines that surrounded the area......
A week before the incredulous catastrophe occurred, a letter to the editor containing an incredibly suspicious warning about the possibility of such a disaster was published in The Silverton Standard & The Miner local newspaper.
The letter was written by a retired geologist detailing verbatim how EPA would foul the Animas River on purpose in order to secure Superfund money.
Ronald Reagan once said, “The nine most terrifying words in the English language are ‘I’m from the government, and I’m here to help.'” If you don’t believe it yet, maybe you will start to after reading this:.....
originally posted by: supermarket2012
So, someone on my facebook posted that Trump removed the Clean Water Rule.
originally posted by: Boadicea
a reply to: supermarket2012
Here is one example of how the Clean Water Act was subject to federal abuse and overreach:
This Veteran, Who Supplied Water to Firefighters, Went to Prison for Digging Ponds
Here is a podcast on the same subject: Horror Stories of EPA and Corps Overreach under the Clean Water Act
There are countless examples of ordinary individuals persecuted under the Clean Water Act -- NOT big corporations polluting our waterways -- for activities on their own properties.
I have not checked out the new rules, so I cannot comment on the advantages/disadvantages of the new rules. But there is no doubt that the old rules were hurting individuals -- particularly farmers and ranchers -- and their property rights.