Haven’t read about this? We haven’t seen much about it either. But we suspect this issue won’t go away.
An important trio of concepts relating to economic stability and prosperity applies to this matter. 1. State laws, regulations (bad enough as is) and agencies should trump federal agencies. 2. Protection of property rights is essential. 3. The rule of law, not regulations by unelected bureaucrats, is critical.
A new website we just found called EPA abuse reports, in part, about Sen. Paul’s proposal:
The bill would redefine “navigable waters” to explicitly clarify that waters must actually be navigable, protect the rights of states to have primary authority over the land and water within their borders, prohibit federal agents from entering private property without the express content of the landowner, among other things.
The EPA has created a nightmare for many Americans. Back in October 2011, Sen. Rand Paul held a roundtable forum to speak with Americans who have fallen victim to the EPA’s abuses. Mike and Chantell Sackett of Idaho were present to share their tragic story. The couple bought a plot of land to build a house on back in 2006. Mike and Chantell made sure that they were following all of the laws before starting construction. Chantell even met with an Army of Engineers official who informed her that they did not need a permit to build a house on their own land.
BTW, in our experience, “nightmare” doesn’t begin to describe the devastation the EPA has visited upon businesses and individuals all over the U.S. Let’s hope Sen. Paul reaches his objective.