We have just witnessed another case in a federal court in North Dakota. This was a major win for freedom and states rights. The EPA tried to take possession of nearly all the water in America, including mud puddles. Obama was trying to expand the definition of federal waterways, which has traditionally meant navigable bodies of water and land that has run off that enters those navigable waters.
This is not the first foray the EPA has tried to usurp state’s power to control water completely within their borders. When Lisa Jackson was heading the EPA, she fined a couple named Sackett, who had bought a parcel of land within a housing development.
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When a hard rain would come, water would settle in one spot of the yard. The EPA declared it wetlands and began fining the couple $75,000 a day. The Supreme Court ruled for the Sacketts by a 9-0 vote. (One of 20 such 9-0 votes Obama has lost in the Supreme Court)[Editor’s note: You can learn more about what the EPA did to the Sacketts here.]
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