By Cassandra Anderson
June 8, 2011
Congress failed 3 times to pass laws (HR 2421, S. 1879 and S. 787) for federal control over almost all water, so the EPA and Army Corps of Engineers are declaring jurisdiction under the Clean Water Act.
Currently, waters with a ‘significant nexus’ to ‘navigable waters’ are covered under the Clean Water Act (CWA). The EPA is now trying to assert that the CWA “protects” (controls) traditional navigable waters, interstate waters, adjacent wetlands, tributaries, and ‘other waters’ which account for just about all water except swimming pools (see page 5)
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