The “transformation of America” continues, as the Obama Administration sets its sights on yet another power grab. Fresh off his victory lap in securing another win for Obamacare, the president is once again attempting to control the very water people drink, he along with  the EPA have embarked on an unprecedented expansion essentially claiming authority over any and all bodies of water, bigger then a puddle. In short that little stream on your property now belongs to Obama and the EPA.

If nothing else this president is consistent when it comes to stepping all over state rights, and his propensity for control.

However nine additional states to date have just filed federal lawsuits over the expanded jurisdiction bringing the total number to 27 and counting

The lawsuit claimed the EPA violated the Clean Water Act, as well as other regulations and Supreme Court decisions, with the power grab. The nine states filing on Tuesday were South Carolina, West Virginia, Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kansas, Kentucky, Utah and Wisconsin. And will now join Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, Colorado, Idaho, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Mexico, North Dakota, South Dakota, Wyoming, Ohio, Michigan, Texas, Mississippi and Louisiana.

Obviously Obama has little regard for individual state rights and apparently envisions himself along with the EPA, as the arbiter, judge and jury of those 50-states, with little consideration for their sovereignty or respect for its governors

Under the new rules, dubbed “Waters of the United States,” the EPA and the Army Corps of Engineers will now have federal jurisdiction over small streams, ponds and tributaries. In effect every “private” pond, stream, lake, as small as drainage ditches will fall under “federal regulations”.

Carolina Attorney General Alan Wilson said; “The EPA’s proposed expansion would bring many roadside ditches, small ponds on family farms, water features on golf courses, and storm water systems under extremely burdensome federal regulation.”

However one thing is evident, in that Americans have always had a personal relationship and an abiding spirit when it comes to property rights, and an unwillingness to relinquish those rights to a bureaucratic and politically motivated entity in Washington D.C.

h/t: Conservative Tribune


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