EPA Wants to Tell You How Much Water You Can Use On Your Own Land

By EmilyH on November 27, 2013 Subscribe to EmilyH's Feed

Happy Thanksgiving to one and all! I hope the holiday is truly a blessed one as you sit down to a delicious meal with friends and family. But if you thought Barack Obama was going to give you a sweet Thanksgiving card as a present, think again. In fact, he’s got other ideas. Like telling you how and when you can use open bodies of water on your own property.
That’s right; Obama and the EPA want to put forth strict guidelines and restrictions starting this Fall. His executive agencies are in charge of putting together 134 regulations through the Environmental Protection Agency alone. The main reason for these restrictions is because Obama wants to limit carbon dioxide emissions on private properties. That’s his major concern. He also wants to put limits on power plants, and shut down old ones in the future.

So your present from the Power Grabber in Chief is restrictions on your own water; which will put new restrictions on “the waters of the U.S.” The Clean Water Act restrictions will greatly affect water on your own land as well. So if you have a public lake or stream on your property, expect to be told what to do by the Obama administration. Because after all, he can’t trust you to use it wisely.
“The EPA’s draft water rule is a massive power grab of private property across the U.S. This could be the largest expansion of EPA regulatory authority ever,” Texas Republican Rep. Lamar Smith. “If the draft rule is approved, it would allow the EPA to regulate virtually every body of water in the United States, including private and public lakes, ponds and streams.”
The EPA loves these new rules, saying it’s necessary to protect water quality. Oh please. Most people are smart enough to keep ponds and streams clean and safe on their own property. Sorry for the power grab so close to Thanksgiving; but that is how President Obama saw fit for celebrating.

Source: The Daily Caller