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11/15/11


The Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) desire to control what private citizens do with their land seems to have no bounds.
 

The EPA and the Army Corps of Engineers have, for years, attempted to relentlessly expand the definition of wetlands under the Clean Water Act by stretching the word navigable. It started out meaning a boat could navigate the waterway, but it eventually meant the bird-feeder in your back yard could be "navigable" if the bird that lands in it flies across state lines.

In two recent cases, the Supreme Court said the EPA and Army Corps went too far, and that "navigable" actually means something. Former Congressman Jim Oberstar angered Minnesota voters enough to end his 36-year career in Congress when he responded by trying to delete the word navigable and create federal jurisdiction over every drop of moisture in the country.

But the EPA and the Army Corps are ignoring the American people and trying to go back to a nearly unlimited definition of wetlands by abusing guidance documents.

This week the U.S. Senate will vote on the Barrasso-Heller Amendment, blocking any funding for the Army Corps that's used to expand wetlands jurisdiction.

Please click here to tell your senators to stand up for property rights and vote YES on Barrasso-Heller!

 

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