Roundtable discussion of expansion of navigable waters definition planned

washArizona representatives David Schweikert, and Paul Gosar have scheduled a discussion for Monday, June 2, 2014 of the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) proposed rule to expand the definition of “navigable waters of the United States.’

The roundtable discussion, titled: “The EPA’s Unauthorized Usurpation of State and Tribal Water Rights: Cleaning up the Clean Water Act,” will be held at the Arizona State Capitol is open to the public.

On March 25, 2014, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) released a proposed rule that would assert Clean Water Act (CWA) jurisdiction over nearly all areas with any hydrologic connection to downstream navigable waters, including man-made conveyances such as ditches.

In early May, 2014, Chairman David Schweikert joined House colleagues in a letter to EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy and Department of the Army Secretary John McHugh for the proposed draft rule defining ‘waters of the US’ to be withdrawn and returned for further analysis and revision.

Monday, June 2, 2014
“The EPA’s Unauthorized Usurpation of State and Tribal Water Rights: Cleaning up the Clean Water Act”
Time: 10:00a.m.-1:00p.m.
Location: Arizona State Capitol
Senate Hearing Room 1
1700 W Washington St
Phoenix, AZ 85007

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  1. This is another move by an Obamao regulator to take control of everything. This expansion is designed to give the obamao regime control of all state land and all private property. This will make the entire desert rangeland theirs to lock up. The street in front of your house that drains monsoon rainwater will be theirs. If you have a low spot in your back yard that collects rainwater, your property will be theirs.

    Isn’t it nice that Rep. McSchweikert has written a nice letter to ask “pretty please revise your land grab a little bit, now that some of the little folk know about it.”

    How about a letter telling them “NO WAY!”? How about a little outrage? How about legislation to defund the EPA and other federal tyrants? Yes, defund them, cut them back, require that all regulations be passed on the floor of Congress, like JD Hayworth proposed!

    Why is the EPA, USFWS and BLM being allowed to strangle Tombstone by cutting off their water supply, without a squeek of opposition from Rep. McSchweikert and his three AZ4 amigos (federal “R” representatives)???

    Will we ever see the AZ4 actually DO SOMETHING? Something besides their secret AMNESTY and their occasional photo ops, I mean.

    God bless America.

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