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July 22, 2010

More Clean Water Act slight of hand

Author:  Reed Hopper In a recent "Dear Colleague" letter, Representative Oberstar claims his new bill, "America's Commitment to Clean Water Act" (H.R.5088), would "restore, but not expand, the geographic scope of the Clean Water Act" that existed prior to the U.S. Supreme Court's decisions in SWANCC and Rapanos. ...

June 28, 2010

The case of Clean Water Act legislation and ever-expanding government

Author: M. Reed Hopper One of the most insidious pieces of legislation ever introduced in Congress is the so-called Clean Water Restoration Act of 2007, H.R.2421. That bill, authored by Representative James Oberstar (D), purported to restore the "original intent" of Congress to subject "all" waters in the United States to ...