R.J. Smith of the National Center for Public Policy Research says the Clean Water Restoration Act is coming up fior a vote in the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee on July 18.
This is very bad legislation for anyone who wants to protect property rights. If this bill passes, the federal government will have the authority to regulate every drop of water in the United States, including a temporary rainwater puddle in your back yard.
Some will say that's unconstitutional, and that's true. That said, getting something declared unconstitutional is not easy, nor is it cheap. It is easier to stop the bill from being adopted in the first place.