Federal Judge Says EPA Overstepped Legal Authority On Water

Well, hey, the EPA already thinks that CO2, a trace gas necessary for life is a pollutant, why not deem water a pollutant?

(Fox News) Virginia officials scored a key victory Thursday in their battle with the Environmental Protection Agency over what EPA critics describe as a land takeover.

U.S. District Judge Liam O’Grady in Alexandria ruled late Thursday that the EPA exceeded its authority by attempting to regulate stormwater runoff into a Fairfax County creek as a pollutant. O’Grady sided with the Virginia Department of Transportation and the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors, which challenged EPA’s stormwater restrictions

“Stormwater runoff is not a pollutant, so EPA is not authorized to regulate it,” O’Grady said.

Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli says the ruling could ultimately save Virginia taxpayers more than $300 million.

The lunatics at the EPA had deemed, and argued in court, that water was a pollutant if there was “too much of it”. Seriously. And that all this water was daring to *gasp* change the landscape of creeks and rivers, because before it rained creeks and rivers never ever changed. And this could have caused home and business owners their property, or at least seen it heavily regulated.

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Comment by Gumball_Brains
2013-01-04 19:41:13

Granted, too much water can be deadly, but to claim that god-given rain is a pollutant and to blame monetarily the happenstance land it rains down upon is even more tyrannical than claiming that your breath is a pollutant. Could they limit the number of humans in an area based on excessive CO2 output?

However, there is one compound more deadly and deadlier than all other chemical compounds out there.


It destroys everything it touches. But, its allowed to be sold and given away with only limited regulation.


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