Don’t think for one moment that Obama’s other minions are not marching forward with the agenda. This is to be one of the most egregious. Any land owner would be wise to pay heed to this little number that the EPA’s Gina McCarty has in store for us. Total control of our land if we have even just a smidgen of water on it. Gina is going to stack the so called “Review Board” with her cronies, and make her land grab. Here we go:
What happens when Washington’s top environmental policymaker packs a government advisory board with federal grant recipients so she can regulate virtually every acre in the United States of America?
For one thing, two powerful members of Congress angrily take notice and demand in a news release to know why “EPA Skirts the Law to Expand Regulatory Authority.”
If approved, the new rule would give EPA unprecedented power over private property across the nation, gobbling up everything near seasonal streams, isolated wetlands, prairie potholes, and almost anything that occasionally gets wet.
Smith and Stewart are outraged by a proposed EPA rule – the “Water Body Connectivity Report” – that would remove the limiting word “navigable” from “navigable waters of the United States” and replace it with “connectivity of streams and wetlands to downstream waters” as the test for Clean Water Act regulatory authority.
Smith and Stewart accuse EPA of “pushing through a rule with vast economic and regulatory implications before the agency’s Science Advisory Board has had an opportunity to review the underlying science.”
EPA says its rule-making will be based on the final version of the SAB’s scientific assessment
Catch 22: The SAB is paid to verify whether the EPA report is technically accurate but the panel has not yet been provided with the proposed rule, even though the Office of Management and Budget has it.
McCarthy took no chances with letting hard-headed state or local water officials in, despite nominees from the Arizona Department of Water Resources, Missouri Dept. of Conservation, North Carolina Division of Water Quality, Ventura County Watershed Protection District, Susquehanna River Basin Commission, New York City Dept of Environmental Protection, and the State of Wyoming.
But here’s the worst part of it: Half of McCarthy’s choices received EPA grants in the last 10 years!
Meet Gina McCarthy. Here to destroy the last vestiges of all landowner’s freedoms.
H/T: Washington Examiner