Water: Another battle with our own government over our freedom
“Way back in 2007, Jim Oberstar (D) MN, submitted his bill H.R. 2421 The Clean Water Restoration Act. Now should you think this bill had anything remotely concerned with clean water in it, you would be mistaken. However, this bill did pass the House. The companion senate bill S, 1870 sponsored by Russ Feingold (D) WI, died in the Senate.
Oberstars bill targeted the term “navigable waterways” and replaced each and every instance of that term with the term “waters of the United States” contained in the “Federal Water Pollution Control Act” of 1972. “Waters of the United States” would of course include water from any source whatsoever, occurring any place at any time. This one phrase would be so loosely interpreted that no boundaries on federal encroachment could apply. “
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