State of Delaware Archives: on Environment

Kevin Wade: EPA water authority is unaccountable & unconstitutional

The Environmental Protection Agency is seeking to expand its authority to cover "waters," including the regulation of nearly all ditches, natural or manmade; flowing or dried up; temporary or permanent, including collecting of rain water. The proposed regulations are so onerous, they could literally make farming of some areas impossible. But if you don't comply, the EPA could label you a "polluter" whose wages should be garnished. Case example: the agency has threatened fines of up to $75,000 per day on Wyoming homeowner Andy Johnson. He built a pond on his rural property.

Think twice before you or collect rain water on your property, like Gary Harrington, an Oregonian now serving a 30-day sentence for violating water regulations.

An anonymous, unaccountable, and faceless bureaucratic elite is dictating to Americans, destroying trust. It is time to reduce or to entirely eliminate the power of unconstitutional agencies unaccountable to you, the US citizen.

Source: Wade OpEd in American Thinker: 2014 Delaware Senate race Jul 25, 2014

Ruth Ann Minner: Livable Delaware: channel development against sprawl

We need to pursue a strategy that will keep sprawl in check, reduce traffic congestion, strengthen our towns and cities, and protect our huge investment in roads, schools and other infrastructure. I propose to call it “Livable Delaware.”

“Livable Delaware” is not anti-growth. It will offer carrots, not sticks, to channel development to growth zones that already have been designated by state, county and local governments. Elements of such a strategy already are in place. Open space and farmland preservation. Redevelopment of brownfield sites. Preservation of our major highway corridors to promote safer travel and minimize the need to build new roads in the future. Tax credits for historic preservation. Coordination and cooperation among state agencies, the county and the community on projects like AstraZeneca. I plan to unveil my full “Livable Delaware” strategy in the coming months.

Source: 2001 State of the State Address to Delaware Assembly Jan 25, 2001

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