August 11, 2017

Hundreds of California jobs at risk because of government regulations

By Hundreds of California jobs at risk because of government regulations

Employees of Duarte Nursery in Modesto, California talk about why their jobs are important and at risk because of runaway regulations in government agencies. When the nursery plowed a wheat field in Tehama, Calif. to plant wheat in 2012, the Army Corps of Engineers stepped in and halted work on the project. The Army Corps said that John Duarte, president of the nursery, had disrupted land that was a navigable waterway under the waters of the United States. The company now is facing millions in fines, which would inherently be felt most by it’s dedicated employees.

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Duarte Nursery v. U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

John Duarte and Duarte Nursery, in rural Tehama County, California, received a cease and desist order from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers for engaging in normal farming activities (i.e., plowing) that purportedly affected wetlands. Duarte was not permitted any type of hearing to defend himself.

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