The infamous “Waters of the United States” rule allows the EPA and the Army Corps to regulate almost any privately-owned land with standing water as a federal wetland, blocking it off for economic development. It is one of the most invasive regulations in American history.
Good news: a bipartisan bill to ban it is finally headed to Biden’s desk after it passed the Democratic Senate 53-43.
Bad news: this one Biden says he WILL veto.
We commend four Senate Democrats and an independent for believing there should be some limits to federal Clean Water Act regulatory power:
- Cortez Masto (D-NV)
- Manchin (D-WV)
- Rosen (D-NV)
- Sinema (I-AZ)
- Tester (D-MT)
The enviros were not pleased with them:
This is one of the most anti-growth green initiatives in Washington in modern times.
If you have a stream or small pond or a creek on your property, the Feds May prohibit any development or building – and they can put you in jail if you fail to comply. (Meanwhile, they are giving Get Out of Jail Free cards to violent criminals.)