The Land and Water Czars

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I am compelled to discuss  further the troubling ‘czar’ development as we now have on the horizon the next step in controlling the very land, water, and air we breathe  (h/t The Dame Truth).  Instead of the czars of land and water coming in the form of individuals, this time they come in the form of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).  It is cleverly disguised as “The Clean Water Restoration Act”, and would give jurisdiction of all waters of the United States, and activities that effect those waters (ahem, what doesn’t?) to the Corps and the EPA.

The management of all land, fish, wildlife and timber resources in the  United States, particularly in the west,  is the responsibility of the Department of the Interior, itself containing the U.S. Geological Survey, Bureau of Mines, Fish & Wildlife Service, Park Service, Bureau of Reclamation, Bureau of Indian Affairs.  Two other major federal cabinet agencies are involved in water and land management,  including Commerce and Agriculture.  Oh, and (psst..Corps/EPA…) by the way, water in the desert is a big thing and one better know about snow, ground water, recharge, and water quality.

Setting aside the record and performance of the Corps and EPA (with great difficulty I might add),  this violates Congressional intent regarding the establishment of the Interior, Agriculture and Commerce Departments; Presidential Article II appointment authority; and is an improper delegation of authority to the Department of Defense (wherein the Corps lies) by the Congress and by the President.

Note: Under this bill the Department of Defense and EPA with jurisdictional authority over all waters of the United States and activities that affect them. 😯

Please click this site for more information, and follow the links for members of the House and Senate committees involved. Note that very few of the committee members of the House are from the west. A part of me is incredulous that this could ever make it out of committee; but the majority of me is sure that this is mischief by both democrats and republicans.

What do you think?

17 Responses to “The Land and Water Czars”

  1. 1 Renee August 25, 2009 at 8:30 am

    DrKate, Thank you so much for writing on this subject. Last year during the primaries, I read something on this. Cannot remember where I read it, but it said that our water rights were to be stolen. Easy to control which farms dry up, and which people are thirsty, if you have taken their water. There was also a spot online that discussed O aquiring land in Texas. Someone mentioned water rights and control in that story too. This is quite frightening. What next ?

    • 2 drkate August 27, 2009 at 1:19 am

      Thanks for reading Renee…water is my life for sure and it troubles me greatly this water and land czar business. I was a former government employee and i know about the incompetence and the RARE competence that isn’t there in Obamas administration.

      Plus there are thousands of small watershed organizations across the country who know their lands and water better than anyone. How dare the government intrude on that knowledge and cooperation base?

  2. 3 JT August 25, 2009 at 11:54 am

    The EPA and other federal agencies have been out of control for a long time. Environmental groups have been working for decades to contol our water and our land. I could give you examples which have taken place in my local area. For years the EPA has had the power to act on its own to control land and water and businesses without the input of state and local governments. I’m glad citizens are finally becomming aware of this governmental monster. So what if the congress does not pass Cap and Trade? The EPA can make cap and trade regulations within its agency and enforce them. Who needs congress? Propagandists have been able to squelch any dissent by calling people who disagree antienvironmentaist. Antienvironmentalism has been as much a hot potato as racism. We desperately need a president and representatives who are willing to defend the constitution and control the growth of government.

  3. 4 dkw August 25, 2009 at 12:38 pm

    Is Apollo Alliance involved in this one also?

  4. 6 d2i August 25, 2009 at 1:23 pm

    See this clip from Glen Beck’s show last night. At 3 minutes and 30 seconds listen to Glen’s question – “why would we add anymore debt to this” and listen for the gentleman’s response. Here in lies part of your answer to the question you ask?

  5. 7 d2i August 25, 2009 at 2:01 pm

    This is Carl Pope’s wet dream. Carl is part of the Apollo Alliance and current ED of Sierra Club. Early in the 90s I recall the SC Board of Directors were faced with the decision to take a position on population growth. The measure failed and the board was splintered. They kept the whole thing pretty quiet but a good friend of mine was working for them at the time and he filled me on how nasty it got.

    As you know Dr. Kate, water is King. You can’t live without it that’s for sure. There is a single thread that seems to be running smack through these proposals – corporate America. As is noted above, land is managed by several federal bureaucracy’s with the largest landowners being The Nature Conservancy, Timber Company’s, Insurance Company’s and so on. Non-point source pollutants flow from everyday use by average American’s like oil, pesticides, fertilizer, etc. Who makes these products that run off into our waters — hhhhmmmmm, let me think about that for a minute, ah yes, Corporate America. Unbelievable!!!


    • 8 drkate August 27, 2009 at 1:22 am

      That’s right…only 3 companies have ALL the bottled water, which itself uses water and petroleum to make the bottles…in the world…and they are buying up everything.

      Water is very serious and is the next ‘oil’ as far as gaining control goes. That is why I had to write about these czars.

  6. 9 copperpeony August 25, 2009 at 9:52 pm

    I found you thanks to The Dame Truth!!! Great site and thats all I have time for tonite. Bless you.

    • 10 drkate August 27, 2009 at 1:23 am

      Hi Copperpeony! Thanks for finding me! I hope you will come by often and I hope the articles here appeal! If not, I hope the blogroll does! any suggestions are welcome!

  7. 11 Mary August 25, 2009 at 10:25 pm

    dr kate,

    I’ve been directing lost TD regulars who also read at deadenders blog to this site and to red pill’s WTPOTUS. Deadenders, also a regular at TD, has been very happy to oblige. He was on TD’s blogroll, so I request that he be added here. Thanks.

  8. 12 Mary August 25, 2009 at 11:23 pm

    dr kate,

    Don’t know if you caught McCain’s Town Hall today, but one woman questioned the legitiacy of obama’s numerous czars. The audience cheered her enthusiastically, and McCain agreed, stating that the czar system–an assault on our system of checks and balances–was a threat to the functions of the Senate.

    The one thing the senator said which made me want to absolutely scream with rage is that he’s sure obama cares about the Constitution. But he protested a little too much, methinks.

  9. 13 cowgirl4u August 26, 2009 at 1:49 am

    Audios Ted!

  10. 14 cowgirl4u August 26, 2009 at 2:06 am

    Im sorry Im not feeling the loss of Ted….Rumor has it that Obambi is going to call the gov. controlled health plan Ted’s plan??????:(

    • 15 drkate August 26, 2009 at 8:44 am

      all I can think of now is how Obama will try to use ted’s death as a guilt factor in trying to get americans to shut up and pass his health care bill….

  11. 17 Miri August 26, 2009 at 11:10 pm

    drkate: I’ve been waiting to hear about what Obama plans to do with all the public lands. My expectation is that somehow or another, he’s going to redistribute them to his people, whoever they are.

    Mary: I also heard McCain say that Obama respects the Constitution. What a farce. What is up with McCain? Really? I don’t understand the man at all. If one were to describe a true American patriot, a person couldn’t find a better example than a man who spent 5 years as a POW, being tortured in an enemy prison (by communists, I might add. You’d think that by now McCain could recognize one when he sees one.) I also remember how, during the campaign, McCain called Obama a “good” man, a “family man,” a “citizen.” But can McCain call Obama a patriot?

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