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LVRJ Editorial: EPA Validates AG Laxalt's decision to sue

Tuesday, September 01, 2015
From the Las Vegas Review Journal:   The EPA has validated Nevada Attorney General Adam Laxalt's decision to sue the agency over its never-ending pursuit of expanded power at the expense of states and private property rights. On Thursday, a federal judge blocked the Environmental Protection Agency's attempt to control even more U.S. waters under the Clean Water Act and effectively eliminate state and local regulatory authority over washes, creeks and anywhere that gets wet when it rains. Mr. Laxalt was mocked in some circles for joining other states in filing the lawsuit, for warning that the new restrictions would cause economic harm. But this case wasn't partisan piling on. Judge Ralph Erickson of North Dakota ruled that the proposed EPA regulation exceeded the agency's authority under the Clean Water Act and would cause states to "lose their sovereignty over intrastate waters."   Read the Rest...
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Op-ed: Federal Government Overreaches on Nevada Water

Monday, July 13, 2015
Check out Adam's Op-ed on Obama's latest Federal Government overreach.  Then take 30 seconds and sign the petition to stand up for Nevada. From the Las Vegas Review-Journal: Reading the rule, it is hard to tell what would not qualify as a federally regulated “water of the United States.” Rain-filled ditches and some irrigation channels may now be covered, as well as seasonal streams connected to navigable waters only once a century. If that wasn’t enough, the agencies created a new category for “other waters,” allowing them to exert jurisdiction on a case-by-case basis. The only waters that will clearly escape federal embrace are those included in the rule’s short list of exemptions. “Puddles” made the cut. But the fact that puddles even needed an exemption demonstrates how broad the federal definitions are. These interpretations may seem like legal jargon, and they are, but they have the potential to produce...
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