Thursday, March 2, 2017

Another Brilliant Executive Order From Trump

This hasn't been talked about but this one of the most important executive orders by President Trump that throws out an unconstitutional order by ex-president Obama.
From the Kingman Daily Miner:  Local politicians applauded President Donald Trump’s signing of an executive order Tuesday that will rein in what some see as harmful rules of “Waters of the United States,” or WOTUS.
The order would revamp the Obama administration’s controversial rule under the Clean Water Act, which was passed by Congress in 1972 to protect “navigable waters,” a term defined as “waters of the United States, including the territorial seas.”...
“This proposed rule as written would have potentially increased the number of manmade, county-owned ditches that come under federal jurisdiction,” Johnson said.
It would have defined dried-up ditches and washes in Arizona as “waters of the United States,” which would require developers to obtain permits not only resulting in more costs, but also possibly delaying projects while they wait for federal permitting, Johnson explained.
One example of extreme overreach by the government regarding the rule is the case of Peter and Frankie Smith who were trying to clean up a dry creek bed on their property in Santa Fe. The Army Corps of Engineers had claimed that the creek bed fed into the Rio Grande and by cleaning it up the Smiths could have harmed a federally-endangered silvery minnow living in the Rio Grande.
And the unraveling of ex-president Obama administration continues and rightfully so.

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