Devastating News For Obama: Court Blocks EPA Water Rule

Thirty states have joined in the fight against Obama and his attempt to regulate every last drop of water, via WOTUS, an expansion of the Clean Water Act.  Ditches, tributaries, wetlands on private farmlands under the WOTUS would be regulated by the EPA.


The suit filed by state legislators stated that the rule violates the Tenth Amendment, allowing a perilous precedent for intrusion by the federal government. The Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals ruled on Friday.

“A stay temporarily silences the whirlwind of confusion that springs from uncertainty about the requirements of the new rule and whether they will survive legal testing,” the court said.

In August, an injunction was issued against the EPA in regard to the WOTUS rule, but they ignored the court and continued to proceed with implementation.

Thursday’s ruling sought to make clear to the EPA that the WOTUS rule could no longer be implemented until further legal ruling had settled the petitioners’ concerns.

The fight is far from over, but it has been going strong, with State Representative, Sheila Butt of Tennessee, leading the way for her state to be part of the suit. She responded to the court ruling with gratitude, but also a will to continue the fight.

“It’s important to realize that this rule would give the federal government unprecedented powers over property owners, farmers and businesses. Even a puddle of water in your driveway could be subject to federal investigation. In addition, this rule presents a massive negative impact to our states’ economy and sovereignty,” said Butt. “I’m thankful for the Court’s ruling, but the fight isn’t over just yet.”

Source: Truth In Media



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