EPA & enviros decide that suit against poultry farmer is for the birds

As we reported last month, the EPA has abandoned its case against a West Virginia poultry farmer for alleged violations of the Clean Water Act. Last week, environmental groups followed suit, ending the case. The case began when the poultry … Continue reading

Does expanding the Clean Water Act make fiscal sense?

So argues former GOP representative Sherwood Boehlert in last week’s Roll Call.  Actually, Mr. Boehlert makes several arguments, not all fiscally based, to support EPA’s and the Corps’ proposal to assert Clean Water Act jurisdiction to every stream, and probably … Continue reading

New Clean Water Act rule increases clarity, but at what cost?

Recently, the EPA and Corps completed a draft report on the connectivity of streams and wetlands. This report will form the basis of new regulations defining the scope of federal jurisdiction to regulate isolated streams and wetlands throughout the country. … Continue reading

40 years of inadequate protection of property rights under the Clean Water Act

October 18th was the 40th anniversary of the Clean Water Act.  PLF has accomplished a great deal in ensuring that the CWA is enforced in a reasonable manner, including securing judicial review of orders issued by the EPA in Sackett … Continue reading

Which is scarier — America or Amerika?

Senator Rand Paul has a new book out Government Bullies – How Everyday Americans are Being Harassed, Abused, and Imprisoned by the Feds. It’s a darn good read and I highly recommend it. Even for those of us who have … Continue reading