Tag Archives: WOTUS

A Navy Veteran Went to Prison for Digging Ponds in the Mountains

by Ethan Blevins via Chris Gill at Pitchstone Waters “Range practices we take for granted in Texas can land you in prison out West. Notwithstanding the many fine things accomplished by EPA, actions like these really hurt public attitudes about … Continue reading

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Trump Administration scuttles Obama-era WOTUS “Waters of the United States” rule

By rolling back Obama’s 2015 “Waters of the United States” (WOTUS) rule, the administration has put an end to the biggest power grab in the 48-year history of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Why just WOTUS? Why not, while we … Continue reading

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Legal Battle on 2015 WOTUS Rule Rages on in Multiple Federal Courts

What a convoluted mess!! — jtl, 419 BY Todd Neeley   From KTIC Radio OMAHA  — A federal court has been asked to stay a nationwide injunction that effectively makes the 2015 waters of the United States, or WOTUS, rule the … Continue reading

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Livestock Producers Applaud Withdrawal of WOTUS Rule

via Arizona Cattle Growers Association WASHINGTON (June 27, 2017) – National Cattlemen’s Beef Association President Craig Uden and Public Lands Council President Dave Eliason today issued the following statements regarding the announcement that the Environmental Protection Agency has filed an … Continue reading

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When a Farmer Punches Back at the Feds

Duarte heard no more from the Corps as spring approached, but several months of silence were merely a prelude as the regulatory machine warmed. In late February, certified mail from the Corps arrived … the gravity of his alleged offense … Continue reading

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Trump Repeals Waters of the U.S. Rule

That jurisdiction…had included “navigable” waters and waters with a significant hydrologic connection to navigable waters. But the regulation broadened that to include, among other water bodies, upstream waters and intermittent and ephemeral streams such as the kind farmers use for … Continue reading

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EPA Goes After Low-Income Farmers In Land Grab

The Supreme Court says the Clean Water Act is not a grant of federal control over every stream and depression in the nation. The Environmental Protection Agency says otherwise. Actually, the Supreme Court violates the constitution as much, if not … Continue reading

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An agency out of control

  Just another ho-hum example of the fact that there is one set of rules for them (the elite ruling class) and the rest of us (mere mundanes). — jtl, 419 by Burt Rutherford in BEEF Editors’ Blog   The … Continue reading

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Rolling Back the Tide of Big Government Overreach

Washington’s overreach has been rolled back—by courts and commissioners and, even, in response, the government itself. In little more than 30 days, there have been five distinct cases that you may have missed—each, a victory for responsible land use.   … Continue reading

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WOTUS: What would our founding fathers say?

 If the rule is upheld as written, it is about more than just EPA having jurisdiction over every drop of water on your land. It is about the continued erosion of private property rights, and it is about the death of … Continue reading

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