Federal Judge Rules Against Brandon’s Waters Of The USA Rule

Just like when the Obama admin tried this, it was vast over-reach by los Federales and an attempt to control vast swaths of privately owned property, including people’s yards, hence, their homes. It’s really not surprising that a judge ruled against it

Federal judge delivers blow to Biden’s climate agenda: ‘Destructive federal overreach’

A federal judge blocked the Biden administration from implementing environmental regulations redefining how water sources are protected, but which opponents have argued were an example of overreach.

In his decision published late Sunday, Judge Jeffrey Brown ruled that the so-called Waters of the United States (WOTUS) rule announced by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in late December “poses irreparable harm” to residents of Texas and Idaho, the two states that challenged the regulations in the lawsuit filed on Jan. 18. Brown declined to issue a nationwide injunction, but noted 25 other states have challenged the rule in two separate ongoing lawsuits.

While I continue to battle the rule in court, this preliminary injunction is a major blow to the Biden Administration’s radical environmental agenda,” Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton said in a statement Monday. “The unlawful rule would have saddled Texans across the state with crushing new regulations, slowing our state’s economic development and limiting our job growth. (snip)

The rule ultimately opens the door for the federal government to regulate wetlands, lakes, ponds, streams and “relatively permanent” waterways, largely mimicking a pre-2015 environmental rule set during the Obama administration which implemented the changes in an effort to curb water pollution. The regulation is a broad interpretation of which water sources require protection under the Clean Water Act.

That little stream that runs through your backyard would be under the control of the federal government. A stream that appears when it rains? It would be under federal control. It’s beyond egregious, but, not unexpected from Progressives (nice Fascists): they want control of everything at the federal level.

Will the Brandon admin appeal? We shall see.

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2 Responses to “Federal Judge Rules Against Brandon’s Waters Of The USA Rule”

  1. Elwood P. Dowd says:

    A Creek runs through the farm property of a good friend in SE MO and empties into the St. Francis River several miles away. Several unnamed temporary creeks/ditches (it’s hill country!) on his property empty into the Creek, particularly during heavy rain. The St Francis flows around southern MO and downstream makes its way into Arkansas and finally into the Mississippi some 50 miles south of Memphis TN. The St. Francis is considered navigable. As a good liberal farmer my friend doesn’t directly dump wastes into the waters, wastes that could eventually reach the St Francis Mississippi rivers.

    Are you certain that the rule would regulate puddles, septic tanks in your yard or effluxes from your downspouts?

    The so-called farmers worrying about overregulation are huge corporate farms including Big Beef, Big Corn, Big Wheat, Big Pork, Big Burger and Big Chicken, represented by multi-million dollar lobbying firms, fearing the increased costs of controlling the effluents from their activities, even though agriculture is exempted!!

    In addition, resort, golf course and new residential/commercial construction along wetlands and streams may be affected! Is that so bad?

    District Judge Brown is a Gov Abbott acolyte appointed to the court by DJ Trump in 2019.

    For a thoughtful discussion of the issue read this.

    • drowningpuppies says:

      Rimjob: The so-called farmers worrying about overregulation are huge corporate farms including Big Beef, Big Corn, Big Wheat, Big Pork, Big Burger and Big Chicken, represented by multi-million dollar lobbying firms…

      Writes the dumbfuck hypocrite formerly employed at Monsanto.
      Check out their controversial history.

      Bwaha! Lolgf https://www.thepiratescove.us/wp-content/plugins/wp-monalisa/icons/wpml_cool.gif

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