Obama Land Grab by Executive Order: On the Hunt for Water and Wild Lands | Maggie's Notebook
I was reading this article yesterday and this particular part caught my eye and really made me wonder why in the world this government would need to go this far in regulating the waters of this county. And even more, why have they suddenly have the ability to regulate even prairie potholes!! What is the reason that our government would need to control prairie potholes? Do you realize that the government can now tell you whether you can fill that pothole in you driveway or yard by the defination of this statement!!!!! This is such a broad grab of power that the government will now control every single drop of water in the US. Any pond or any stream whether is flowing all the time, even if it is contained solely on your land, is now considered under the control of the government. This means that if you want to do anything with water, such as fish, you can be told that it is not allowed. This goes far beyond a land grab, which is what this article is talking about. This means that the government has some measure of control over every single piece of property in this county. This goes totally against the constitution.
WATERS OF THE UNITED STATES- The term ‘waters of the United States’ means all waters subject to the ebb and flow of the tide, the territorial seas, and all interstate and intrastate waters and their tributaries, including lakes, rivers, streams (including intermittent streams), mudflats, sandflats, wetlands, sloughs, prairie potholes, wet meadows, playa lakes, natural ponds, and all impoundments of the foregoing, to the fullest extent that these waters, or activities affecting these waters, are subject to the legislative power of Congress under the Constitution.