Wednesday, August 26, 2015

The Rogue EPA

Those of us who like to eat should be concerned about the EPA and its "clean water" rules that effectively allow government control of most farm land.  Brownfield talks about maps coming out from the American Farm Bureau showing the extent of the EPA's WOTUS regulation.

It essentially labels every gully on a farm as a "tributary":

"And then we show the next map that adds newly regulated so-called tributaries. And, then we show some expanding zones of regulation that move out from these newly regulated ephemeral tributaries.”

Steen adds, “It’s going to be a lot of farmers that will have these features running across their farm fields, and they’re going to have to avoid them or else face the risk of a Clean Water Act violation and penalties.”

I'm sure this could not possibly have any impact on the price of meat, wheat, corn, or beans, right?
Corporate farms will be able to meet the requirements, afford the fines, or buy an exemption.  Family farms won't.  


  1. Hope our proposed pond site isn't in the 95% of acreage covered. Aw, who am I kidding. I'll have to find a copy of the VA map.

  2. It's ridiculous. How could it be a detriment for the environment to have a pond on remote property like we have? I am providing for deer and doves and dozens of other species. Like that Mencken quote, sometimes you feel like hoisting the black flag.