To make your sunday more interesting and gratifying, please consider this report of a federal judge’s opinion about run off from a Chicken farm.
A close ally of Milloy and Dunn, Gary Baise, farmer in the Midwest, Lawyer in DC, does this kind of litigation on behalf of Farmers, and does a nice regular column on his work at the Web Site Farm Futures. Recently he has raised the alarm about the EPA coming packing to cause Farmers pain and financial losses–more than just counting cattle for methane taxes, too, all kinds of assertions about fertilizer and pesticide and water run off and such.
They would like to make the so called dead zone at the outlet of the Mississippi an excuse to make the richest and most important farmland in teh world, the US Mid West an “organic” demonstration farm.
So the Chicken Farmer gets the usual harassment from the EPA, the kind you can expect all farmers will be getting in increasing amount.
And a sensible judge says that he can tell the difference between pollutants under the Clean Water Act and natural water–which comes from rain and falls from heaven.
In Virginia recently a similar EPA action was blocked by AG of VA Cuccinelli, on a claim by EPA that a city had to curb its storm water run off.
These EPA thugs need to be stopped from their aggressive overreach.
I like the result here.
stormwater is not pollution, except in the minds of bureaucrats with too little to do.