Obama admin asserts dominion over creeks, streams, wetlands, ditches — even big puddles

ANALYSIS

President Obama’s administration on Wednesday claimed dominion over all of America’s streams, creeks, rills, ditches, brooks, rivulets, burns, tributaries, criks, wetlands — perhaps even puddles — in a sweeping move to assert unilateral federal authority.

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The Environmental Protection Agency, along with the Army Corps of Engineers, says it has the authority to control all waterways within the United States — and will exercise that authority.

“We’re finalizing a clean water rule to protect the streams and the wetlands that one in three Americans rely on for drinking water. And we’re doing that without creating any new permitting requirements and maintaining all previous exemptions and exclusions,”EPA head Gina McCarthy told reporters Wednesday.

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  • Rudy

    And outside the US territorial waters the US has NO jurisdiction !

  • Marsha Gill

    By the gov’t approving fracking is a huge waste of water by the millions of gallons. Not only wasted but loaded with chemicals for fracking making water non-usable. Any they want to blame us?