12 Jun '11, 4pm

Obama's personal Clean Water Act Power Grab Using "guidelines" to implement new rules to thwart Congress.. #CWRA.

Obama's personal Clean Water Act Power Grab Using "guidelines" to implement new rules to thwart Congress.. #CWRA.

Four Justices (Scalia, Roberts, Thomas, and Alito) aggressively limited federal jurisdiction under the Clean Water Act. They asserted that “tributaries” connected to navigable waters (and therefore subject to regulation) were limited to “relatively permanent, standing, or continuously flowing bodies of water forming geographic features.” They also limited the definition of adjacency (as it pertains to “adjacent wetlands”) such that the wetland must share a continuous surface water connection with navigable water in order to be subject to federal authority under the Clean Water Act. The major impact of this interpretation was that it excluded intermittent and ephemeral streams from the federal government’s purview. Were this interpretation to become binding, it would be very consequential victory for economic liberty. For example, it would get the Obama administration off t...

Full article: http://www.globalwarming.org/2011/06/12/primer-on-preside...

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