August 23, 2019

Presidential Executive Order on Restoring the Rule of Law, Federalism, and Economic Growth by Reviewing the “Waters of the United States” Rule

EXECUTIVE ORDER

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RESTORING THE RULE OF LAW, FEDERALISM, AND ECONOMIC GROWTH
BY REVIEWING THE “WATERS OF THE UNITED STATES” RULE

By the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America, it is hereby ordered as follows:

Section 1. Policy. It is in the national interest to ensure that the Nation’s navigable waters are kept free from pollution, while at the same time promoting economic growth, minimizing regulatory uncertainty, and showing due regard for the roles of the Congress and the States under the Constitution.

Sec. 2. Review of the Waters of the United States Rule. (a) The Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency (Administrator) and the Assistant Secretary of the Army for Civil Works (Assistant Secretary) shall review the final rule entitled “Clean Water Rule: Definition of ‘Waters of the United States,'” 80 Fed. Reg. 37054 (June 29, 2015), for consistency with the policy set forth in section 1 of this order and publish for notice and comment a proposed rule rescinding or revising the rule, as appropriate and consistent with law.

(b) The Administrator, the Assistant Secretary, and the heads of all executive departments and agencies shall review all orders, rules, regulations, guidelines, or policies implementing or enforcing the final rule listed in subsection (a) of this section for consistency with the policy set forth in section 1 of this order and shall rescind or revise, or publish for notice and comment proposed rules rescinding or revising, those issuances, as appropriate and consistent with law and with any changes made as a result of a rulemaking proceeding undertaken pursuant to subsection (a) of this section.

(c) With respect to any litigation before the Federal courts related to the final rule listed in subsection (a) of this section, the Administrator and the Assistant Secretary shall promptly notify the Attorney General of the pending review under subsection (b) of this section so that the Attorney General may, as he deems appropriate, inform any court of such review and take such measures as he deems appropriate concerning any such litigation pending the completion of further administrative proceedings related to the rule.

Sec. 3. Definition of “Navigable Waters” in Future Rulemaking. In connection with the proposed rule described in section 2(a) of this order, the Administrator and the Assistant Secretary shall consider interpreting the term “navigable waters,” as defined in 33 U.S.C. 1362(7), in a manner consistent with the opinion of Justice Antonin Scalia in Rapanos v. United States, 547 U.S. 715 (2006). [Link added]

Sec. 4. General Provisions. (a) Nothing in this order shall be construed to impair or otherwise affect:

(i) the authority granted by law to an executive department or agency, or the head thereof; or

(ii) the functions of the Director of the Office of Management and Budget relating to budgetary, administrative, or legislative proposals.

(b) This order shall be implemented consistent with applicable law and subject to the availability of appropriations.

(c) This order is not intended to, and does not, create any right or benefit, substantive or procedural, enforceable at law or in equity by any party against the United States, its departments, agencies, or entities, its officers, employees, or agents, or any other person.

DONALD J. TRUMP

THE WHITE HOUSE,
February 28, 2017.

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WOTUS implementation stayed in all 50 states

“In a 2-1 ruling on Oct. 9, the Sixth Judicial Court of Appeals stayed implementation of the Waters of the U.S. (WOTUS, also called the “Clean Water Rule”) rule nationwide. The stay applies until the court can determine jurisdic tion over the numerous pending lawsuits surrounding the rule. This follows a late August ruling in the District Court of North Dakota which stayed implementation of WOTUS in 13 states.”<<<Read More>>>

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U.S. court places hold on clean water rule nationwide

A U.S. court on Friday issued an order temporarily blocking the implementation of a federal water rule across the country, the latest in a series of legal setbacks for Obama administration environmental regulations.

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the 6th Circuit granted a nationwide stay against the so-called Waters of the United States (WOTUS) rule, which is intended to clarify which bodies of water are covered by the Clean Water Act. The rule was finalized by the Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in May but still faces political and legal opposition.

Source: U.S. court places hold on clean water rule nationwide | Reuters

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Poll: Sportsmen Support New Clean Water Protections

*Editor’s Note* – For those who understand that polls are nonsense and meaningless, designed for outcome-based results to support agendas, this information in the below news article is pure BS.

The survey, conducted by the National Wildlife Federation, polled 1,000 registered voters across the political spectrum who identify as hunters, anglers or both. More than four-fifths of them supported the revised Act.

Source: Poll: Sportsmen Support New Clean Water Protections | Maine Public Broadcasting

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Six False Claims the Environmental Protection Agency is Making to Hide Its Attempt to Control America’s Water

Press Release from the National Center for Public Policy Research:

Obama Administration’s Proposed Water Regulation Also Would Make the Environmental Protection Agency the “Lord and Master of Private Land,” New Analysis Says

Washington, DC – Landowners, homeowners, home builders, construction companies, farmers, ranchers, fruit growers, the forestry and mining industries, and just about everyone else engaged in productive activities in the United States are in the crosshairs of the most far-reaching power grab ever undertaken by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), according to a new analysis by Bonner Cohen, Ph. D., senior fellow at the National Center for Public Policy Research and senior policy analyst with the Committee for a Constructive Tomorrow.

In the name of “clarifying” the federal government’s regulatory authority over certain bodies of water under the Clean Water Act, the EPA and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in March unleashed a torrent of proposed regulations that would give Washington final authority over land-use decisions from coast-to-coast.

The regulations cover “waters of the United States” and are commonly referred to as “WOTUS.”

In the analysis, “WOTUS: The Facts About EPA’s Wet Fiction,” Dr. Cohen points out that the EPA contends that its regulatory onslaught is necessary to clear up “uncertainties” arising from U.S. Supreme Court decisions from 2001 and 2006. Those rulings restricted the EPA’s authority and cast doubt over the legitimacy of its schemes to regulate wetlands and intermittent bodies of water.

“Despite losing both cases,” Dr. Cohen says, “EPA now claims that ambiguities in the rulings give it greater authority than ever before to regulate isolated and intermittent bodies of water on private land.”

Under the Clean Water Act, the EPA is authorized to regulate “navigable waters of the United States,” such as rivers, bays, channels, etc. But under the guise of “clarifying” its power, EPA is seeking to effectively delete the word “navigable” from the statute, allowing the agency to expand its writ far beyond congressional intent.

Dr. Cohen’s analysis notes that staffers on the Senate Environment & Public Works Committee have rated the following six claims about WOTUS by Obama’s EPA as “NOT TRUE”:

• The EPA says WOTUS does not apply to ditches. (Not true.)
• The EPA says WOTUS will not regulate activities on land. (Not true.)
• The EPA says WOTUS will not apply to groundwater. (Not true.)
• The EPA says WOTUS will not affect stock ponds. (Not true.)
• The EPA says WOTUS does not require permits for normal farming activities, like moving cattle. (Not true.)
• The EPA says WOTUS does not regulate puddles. (Not true.)

In fact, Dr. Cohen says, Obama’s EPA is granting itself the power, under certain circumstances, to regulate:

• Ditches;
• Activities on land including homebuilding, agriculture, ranching, and mining;
• Groundwater;
• Stock ponds on farms and ranches;
• Traditional agricultural activities, such as moving cattle; and
• Puddles.

“If the proposed regulations are allowed to go into effect,” Dr. Cohen says, “the Obama EPA and the Corps will become lord and master over millions of acres of private land in the United States.”

The National Center for Public Policy Research, founded in 1982, is a non-partisan, free-market, independent conservative think-tank. Ninety-four percent of its support comes from individuals, less than four percent from foundations, and less than two percent from corporations. It receives over 350,000 individual contributions a year from over 96,000 active recent contributors.

Contributions to the National Center are tax-deductible and greatly appreciated.

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EPA Redefining “Water” To Get Your Land

wake-up-america

In another effort to grab land, steal away humans rights, anger the subjects, while hoping they will take violently to the streets, the fascist Environmental Protection Agency, in order to circumvent law and order, is redefining the term “water” as it pertains to what they believe is within their power to further oppress the people.

As I understand it, the Clean Water Act never defined water. Over a period of time the fascist government doesn’t want to simply throw people off their land and so they are devising to do it through back door, corrupt, circumvention of the legislative process, as secretly as possible.

You might recall that the U.S. Supreme Court was needed (clearing my throat here) in order to define “water” so that the EPA had a better understanding of whose lives they could legally and without opposition, destroy. And now the EPA has decided to implement fake science, that is outcome-based scientific fraud, to claim that water everywhere on earth comes from the same source and is interconnected. Therefore they believe they will have the power to “control” and “regulate” it.

This act by the EPA is reminiscent of the overreaching power of the Vatican. Perhaps a Papal Bull can written to give the EPA jurisdiction over all the land and water of the world in order to control it. Oh wait! Hasn’t that already happened?

I am at a loss anymore as to why the subjects of this country don’t get it…..at all. As a Maine humorist once said, “Not only don’t this guy have a clue, he doesn’t even suspect.” I don’t think the serfs suspect a thing.

One piece at a time, and it never cost me a dime!

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