If rain falls on your property, and runs down the gutter into a drain, and then into a creek, and then into a river, your property would belong to the Environmental Protection Agency and the Army Corps of Engineers.
If that rain had picked up some motor oil from your leaky old Buick and carried that downstream, you might well find yourself with a cease and desist order in hand, and a potential fine of $75,000 per day!
Before you feel sorry for yourself, consider the plight of American farmers, who have lots of acres upon which rain falls and runs off!
Such will be the case if the administration succeeds in enacting its Waters of the U.S. rule change to the Clean Water Act.
But the Waters of the U.S. rule is just one rule. In fact, government has issued an all time record 600 major new regulations, and each major rule costs of over $100 million to implement. Fifty more major regulations are said to be on the way.
Given the overwhelming weight of all the rules and regulations being put forth, and the costs of complying with those rules and regulations, we just have to ask....
Can farmers farm without breaking the rules?
Food Chain Radio & Forums #1,068 (Tags: Dick Peixote, Lakeside Organic Gardens, organic farming, Environmental Protection Agency, Army Corps of Engineers, farming rules and regulations)