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Default Pruitt seeks to limit EPA's authority to block water pollution permits

I can see now why the administration tries to keep him at all cost; he's a gold mine for big polluters.

http://thehill.com/policy/energy-env...lution-permits

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In an agency memo released Wednesday, Pruitt formally asked the EPA’s water office to propose a regulation under which officials wouldn’t be able to block a permit before it had been applied for or after the Army Corps of Engineers has issued the permit.
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EPA staff in regional offices would have to get approval from headquarters before trying to block a water permit, and officials would have to provide a period for public comment before blocking permits.

The regulation would likely be the most significant change to how the EPA enforces the Clean Water Act’s restrictions on dredging or filling waterways in four decades.

Pruitt said the actions would increase regulatory certainty while still maintaining protections for clean water.
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Good! It's about time someone reviewed some of the draconian regulations implemented by the EPA during the Obama admin.
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Good! It's about time someone reviewed some of the draconian regulations implemented by the EPA during the Obama admin.
um I think water pollution was a big to do on the list in the 60s. passed some laws then and later. long before the black guy. but you hate who you want and love who you will. be you.
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I can see now why the administration tries to keep him at all cost; he's a gold mine for big polluters.

Pruitt seeks to limit EPA's authority to block water pollution permits | TheHill

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I'm failing to see the horror. Would you care to clarify what is wrong with requiring a higher level examination of a water permit before it is blocked?
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um I think water pollution was a big to do on the list in the 60s. passed some laws then and later. long before the black guy. but you hate who you want and love who you will. be you.
You're right, it was a big thing in the 60's. But I have some news for you, it is now 2018 and there have been a lot of laws and regulations passed that have cleaned up the water supply in this country. That is a good thing.

However, under the Obama admin, the EPA began creating excessive regulations on anything having to do with water, declaring things like mud puddles protected under the clean water act. I think it is about time that someone stepped up and reviewed these regulations and applied some common sense. That doesn't mean that I believe we should dismantle the EPA, just take a look to see if some of the regulations have gone too far.
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You're right, it was a big thing in the 60's. But I have some news for you, it is now 2018 and there have been a lot of laws and regulations passed that have cleaned up the water supply in this country. That is a good thing.

However, under the Obama admin, the EPA began creating excessive regulations on anything having to do with water, declaring things like mud puddles protected under the clean water act. I think it is about time that someone stepped up and reviewed these regulations and applied some common sense. That doesn't mean that I believe we should dismantle the EPA, just take a look to see if some of the regulations have gone too far.
Didn't one of Obama's regulations have to do with people not being able to collect rain water on their own property? Talk about excessive government regs! I guess Obama thinks rain belongs to the Government.
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You're right, it was a big thing in the 60's. But I have some news for you, it is now 2018 and there have been a lot of laws and regulations passed that have cleaned up the water supply in this country. That is a good thing.

However, under the Obama admin, the EPA began creating excessive regulations on anything having to do with water, declaring things like mud puddles protected under the clean water act. I think it is about time that someone stepped up and reviewed these regulations and applied some common sense. That doesn't mean that I believe we should dismantle the EPA, just take a look to see if some of the regulations have gone too far.
i got news for youse toos

because of exec orders under reagan and bush II not giving a frack guess how much WORSE the water pollution is NOW than when we tried to start protecting resources?
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i got news for youse toos

because of exec orders under reagan and bush II not giving a frack guess how much WORSE the water pollution is NOW than when we tried to start protecting resources?
I'll play, there are 100 billion more plastic water bottles in the ocean because of Obama's reign.
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I'll play, there are 100 billion more plastic water bottles in the ocean because of Obama's reign.
how much bottled water did you buy in the 50s 60s 70s?
there is no potable water under florida

Obama's just tried to undo that part of reagan and bush's damage to protect what water we have left.
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Didn't one of Obama's regulations have to do with people not being able to collect rain water on their own property? Talk about excessive government regs! I guess Obama thinks rain belongs to the Government.
Yes, the Obama admin reworded the Clean water act to remove the word "Navigable" from the definition of waterways thereby paving the way to allow the EPA to regulate and property that has standing water at any time, i.e. mud puddles.

The EPA denied that they were looking to do this and we should take their word for it that they would never do such a thing. However, a Wyoming couple would beg to differ:

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All Andy Johnson wanted to do was build a stock pond on his sprawling eight-acre Wyoming farm. He and his wife Katie spent hours constructing it, filling it with crystal-clear water, and bringing in brook and brown trout, ducks and geese. It was a place where his horses could drink and graze, and a private playground for his three children.

But instead of enjoying the fruits of his labor, the Wyoming welder says he was harangued by the federal government, stuck in what he calls a petty power play by the Environmental Protection Agency. He claims the agency is now threatening him with civil and criminal penalties – including the threat of a $75,000-a-day fine. …

The government says he violated the Clean Water Act by building a dam on a creek without a permit from the Army Corps of Engineers. Further, the EPA claims that material from his pond is being discharged into other waterways. Johnson says he built a stock pond — a man-made pond meant to attract wildlife — which is exempt from Clean Water Act regulations.

The property owner says he followed the state rules for a stock pond when he built it in 2012 and has an April 4-dated letter from the Wyoming State Engineer’s Office to prove it. …

But the EPA isn’t backing down and argues they have final say over the issue. They also say Johnson needs to restore the land or face the fines.
https://hotair.com/archives/2014/03/...ean-water-act/
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