The shocking examples of power grabs by Biden's administration keep piling up. In a recent move, Biden's Environmental Protection Agency just expanded their definition of what "waters in the United States" means in order for the federal government to have more power.
Instead of announcing the EPA was expanding its power, the EPA simply tried to do it under-the-radar by adding different items to the list of things they have control over:
Mudflats, sandflats, wetlands, sloughs, prairie potholes, wet meadows, playa lakes, or natural ponds.
I'm not joking. If you have a small natural pond on your property, the government just seized control of it.
Biden is literally demanding control over driveways that occasionally get muddy and dips that form puddles.
And if you have one of those things on your property? Well, it just got a LOT more expensive under America's new "Clean Water Act," sneakily released over New Year's.
If you wanted to pave that puddle, run a power line over your muddy driveway, or build a structure next to either, you now need a "federal permit from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers."
A permit to build adjacent to "waters of the United States" takes an average of 800 days and almost $300,000 to acquire.
Under Biden's new definitions, you're going to owe something similar.
Luckily, the Washington Examiner is reporting that the new definitions are so outrageous that the United States Supreme Court might step in:
"Fortunately, the Supreme Court is set to deliver a decision that might overturn the Biden water rule. In 2004, an Idaho couple began to build a house across the street from a lake after obtaining state and local permits. Then EPA officials showed up and threatened them with thousands of dollars in fines per day unless they immediately stopped construction and got a federal Clean Water Act permit as well."
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