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EPA on the move, again

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POSTED: Friday, July 11, 2014 - 6:17pm

UPDATED: Wednesday, July 23, 2014 - 10:51am

We've told you before, the EPA always seems to be on the move for more power. We told you a few weeks back the agency was wanting more power under the waters United States law they are pushing.

Many fear that would mean the EPA would have jurisdiction over every lake or mud puddle in the country. Now FOX News is reporting the Environmental Protection Agency has quietly claimed that it has the authority to unilaterally garnish the wages of individuals who have been accused of violating its rules.

According to The Washington Times, the agency announced the plan to enhance its purview last week in a notice in the Federal Register.

Who reads the Federal Register?

Back to our story--- the notice claimed federal law allows the EPA to "garnish non-Federal wages to collect delinquent non-tax debts owed the United States without first obtaining a court order."

The push remains up in the air, however, as the agency says any "adverse comments" would prevent the EPA from moving forward and some criticism has emerged in recent days.

Absent that, the rule could take effect Sept. 2. The EPA said the rule was not subject to review because it was not a "significant regulatory action."

The report also adds, the amount of money the EPA has collected in fines has increased steadily since President Obama took office. In 2012, the agency took in $252 million in fines, up from just $96 million in 2009.

This has to be watched and stopped.

That's my point of view, what's yours?

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Sec. 36.002. OWNERSHIP OF GROUNDWATER.
but does not entitle a landowner, including a landowner's lessees, heirs, or assigns, to the right to capture a specific amount of groundwater below the surface of that landowner's land. d) This section does not:(1) prohibit a district from limiting or prohibiting the drilling of a well by a landowner for failure or inability to comply with minimum well spacing or tract size requirements adopted by the district;

GUESS THE LAND OWNERS DON'T OWN THE WATER AFTER ALL BEING THEY DO NOT HAVE A RIGHT TO capture a specific amount of groundwater below the surface of that landowner's land.
AND , BASED ON THIS FACT , Texas can prohibit the drilling of a well by a landowner

IF YOU CAN'T DO WHAT YOU WANT WITH THE WATER UNDER YOUR LAND THEN YOU DO NOT OWN IT.

And don, to wit..

TEX WA. CODE ANN. § 11.021 : Texas Statutes - Section 11.021: STATE WATER

a) The water of the ordinary flow, underflow, and tides of every flowing river, natural stream, and lake, and of every bay or arm of the Gulf of Mexico, and the storm water, floodwater, and rainwater of every river, natural stream, canyon, ravine, depression, and watershed in the state is the property of the state.

I.E. don that is not UNDERGROUND water, as in wells. Section 36.002. covers that.

don.. that is SURFACE WATER... not UNDERGROUND WATER (which is the vast majority of water.)

Groundwater is defined as “water percolating below the surface of the earth”. Landowners in Texas own the water beneath their property. See Texas Water Code Section 36.002.

deaf
TEXAS WATER CODE TITLE 2 Sec. 11.021. STATE WATER
(a) The water of the ordinary flow, underflow

That underflow and watershed in the state is the property of the state means the water under the ground idiot and that is right out of the Texas Water Code LAW BOOK POSTED ON THE TEXAS LEGISLATURE WEB SITE, google....lmao.....idiot

Uh don...

Google 'who owns underground water in Texas' and then follow the link to the "WaterOwnership_FAQ.pdf" under tgpc.state.tx.us. And then check to see who owns the runoff water also.

Most of the water is UNDERGROUND and whomever owns the land can pump all they want.

pete, did I post anything that was not the TRUTH?

And pete, remember Pelsoi? Democrat Nancy Pelosi that is and "Dissent is the highest form of patriotism" ? She said that and the video is on the internet. Now she said that when she was the Speaker of The House of Representatives.

So where were you when she said that? Was she an anarchist? Well pete? Answer this riddle?

And if not, what is your problem?

Hope for change in 2014. Can't vote Obama out but we can vote democrats out!

No deaf,...you need to brush up on Texas law
TEXAS WATER CODE TITLE 2 Sec. 11.021. STATE WATER. (a) The water of the ordinary flow, underflow, and tides of every flowing river, natural stream, and lake, and of every bay or arm of the Gulf of Mexico, and the storm water, floodwater, and rainwater of every river, natural stream, canyon, ravine, depression, and watershed in the state is the property of the state. You are ignorant of the law!!!

deaf, you are an anarchist who wants the destruction of the US government....people like you, militants who want nothing less than to take apart laws, possibly condone mass violence to further your anarchist agenda, who have no problem blowing hot air in the hope that others will become as crazy as you, are the real and present danger to this country. You should be ashamed of yourself...you are NOT a patriot.

don... you need to brush up on Texas law. Most of the water is BELOW the ground. Guess how owns it? duh.. right don?

The land owner owns it.

And don, little factoid... way over 90 percent of Texas is owned by individuals. Shocking, isn't it don.

Good for the Republican founded EPA. It is about time they started holding people and corporations accountable for violations against others by illegal dumping toxic materials into OUR (neal) water.

Guess you did not know neal, that the TEXAS LAW states that the State of TEXAS OWNS every lake, pond, tank, stream, creek, river or mud puddle in the state of Texas even if it is on private property so why shouldn't the Federal Govt. make the same claim being Texas is in the U. S.?

Maybe more fines are being collected because more people are disregarding sane practices to prevent water, air and ground pollution, triangle head!! Apparently, the United State of Texas doesn't give a flip about the need for a clean environment in favor of the status quo "I/me/mine" and "the dollar is king" mentality in this state...does that sound about right, neal? Keep peddling regurgitated faux noise to the folks who can't think for themselves...your readers literally eat it up!

All power corrupts... but Democrats seem to corrupt more.

I strongly feel Congress should NEVER delegate the ability to make rules and regulations that have the force of LAW to any department. If Congress does not vote on it DIRECTLY, it should have no enforcement power.

AND all laws Congress makes must be have their votes on record. No 'voice' votes to hide what they did.

If you fail to pay a traffic fine they can jail you and deduct $100 a day from the unpaid amount until it is paid. Wage garnishment seems less severe than jail.

The fines being levied on corporate criminals by EPA, OSHA, and SEC are a joke. Chase had to pay fines equaling pennies on the dollar for their manipulation and fraud. And they're still engaged in the same kind of illegal activities today. Even after causing the largest financial collapse in the history of the world. Food stamps, unemployment, and social security are the only thing that prevented a great depression style disaster with bread lines and massive homelessness.

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