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Posted By: MissMolly, 1/26/2020 4:45:23 AM

The Trump administration is at it again. To hear New York Times reporter Coral Davenport tell it, this White House is engaged in yet another nihilistic assault on the environment. This week, the administration “finalized a rule to strip away environmental protections for streams, wetlands, and groundwater,” the Times notes. (Snip)In May 2015, the Environmental Protection Agency unilaterally announced its intention to expand its capacity to regulate navigable waterways and their tributaries. This new rule allowed the agency to block the development of privately owned lands with a “significant nexus” to a waterway, a definition so expansive it included streams that ran only seasonally or underground, bone-dry 100-year floodplains,

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Reply 1 - Posted by: JackBurton 1/26/2020 7:11:36 AM (No. 298434)
Link isn't working. Try: https://www.commentarymagazine.com/politics-ideas/cry-me-a-river-epa/
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Reply 2 - Posted by: lakerman1 1/26/2020 8:13:49 AM (No. 298501)
One of the points in the Communist Manifesto is the government controlling where people live. That explains most of what the deep state wants to do. Don't allow suburbs to grow, force people into cities.
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Reply 3 - Posted by: iraengneer 1/26/2020 8:57:02 AM (No. 298558)
Please reveal to us the authority under our Constitution for the EPA to exist at all. You won't find it. Close it down. Completely trash Every Single One of their decrees. FIRE the swivel-chair eco-fascists there. Let Idaho, Maine, Oklahoma, etc. come up with what their citizens and elected legislators want. One-size-fits-all is remarkably stupid. Subsidiarity. Try it. It's the way the USA was supposed to be. Today would be good.
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Reply 4 - Posted by: MissMolly 1/26/2020 9:03:15 AM (No. 298570)
The link works. You just have to give Outline a few seconds to load. Many of us use Outline to post an article from a site that might involve a paywall. Commentary has a free article limit.
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Reply 5 - Posted by: Strike3 1/26/2020 9:45:59 AM (No. 298624)
Obama may have expanded its overreach but the EPA has been abusing its authority for many years. A small town in Pennsylvania once tried to have the soggy outfield of a baseball field filled in to keep it dry but the action was refused because the tiny bit of wet grass may have housed a few frogs. Frogs are actually smart enough to find their own water but the government felt the need to protect them.
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Reply 6 - Posted by: JL80863 1/26/2020 9:47:15 AM (No. 298627)
The way the EPA defines "navigable waterway" you could be taken to federal court for mopping up your spilled coffee.
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Reply 7 - Posted by: red1066 1/26/2020 9:52:31 AM (No. 298633)
The EPA has overstepped it's authority for decades. It's way past time to reel in this agency.
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Reply 8 - Posted by: ROLFNader 1/26/2020 10:39:14 AM (No. 298701)
I agree with #3 on this envirogestapo. Blame Richard Nixon for creating a monster. For this , I still cherish his resignation on my 25th birthday.
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Reply 9 - Posted by: jacksin5 1/26/2020 10:42:31 AM (No. 298704)
All the EPA does is provide employment for the Green Industry.
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Reply 10 - Posted by: columba 1/26/2020 10:57:50 AM (No. 298716)
One on a while we need to see an article by a Liberal who know how to spell. It reminds me that our enemies are not necessarily illiterate.
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Reply 11 - Posted by: Smart11344 1/26/2020 12:30:40 PM (No. 298816)
If this Noah built an Ark, it would sink.
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