Our Klamath Basin
Upholding rural Americans' rights to grow food,
own property, and caretake our wildlife and natural resources.
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
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
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
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!
Wednesday November 16, 2011 03:37 AM Pacific
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