If the Environmental Protection Agency has its way, ditches and gullies on private property could be viewed as navigable waterways and regulated under the Clean Water Act.
Lawmakers, however, are working to keep that from happening, Audrey Hudson reported at Human Events on Monday.
Rep. John Mica (R-FL), chairman of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, Rep. Nick Rahall (D-WV), the ranking committee member, and Rep. Bob Gibbs (R-OH), chairman of the Subcommittee on Water Resources and Environment, sent a letter to House colleagues outlining what they see as an “expansion of federal jurisdiction.”
“Never in the history of the CWA has federal regulation defined ditches and other upland features as ‘waters of the United States,’” the lawmakers wrote.
Read more at Examiner.com. By Joe Newby.