EPA Looking to take control of all Waterways: Millions of Americans could Lose Property Rights

The Environmental Protection Agency is in the middle of drafting a set of rules that will vastly expand the agencies power, and could cause millions of Americans to lose their property rights.

The draft rules, as reported by the Daily Caller, will redefine the term “waters of the United States” to include all “tributaries, regardless of size and flow, and all lakes, ponds and wetlands within a floodplain.” This means almost any piece of property could be declared a wetland by the EPA, making way for the takeover of private property across the country.

In a statement to Fox News, the EPA is denying claims that they are trying to seize private property rights. They told Fox News, “The proposed rule would not expand EPA’s or the (Army Corps of Engineers’) jurisdiction or protect any new waters that have not historically been covered under the Clean Water Act.”

Although the EPA denies the claim, their past behavior seems to support what many, including Texas Republican Rep. Lamar Smith, are calling a “massive power grab.”

We’ve covered many stories in the past of how the EPA is already using these waterway acts to take land from private property owners, by redefining dry land as “protected wetlands”. And last year the Obama administration passed an executive order, “The Stewardship of the Ocean, Our Coasts, and the Great Lakes”, which established The National Ocean Council.

The Council essentially created a national zoning board that can regulate any activity that may affect our waterways, inland communities, and oceans. It effectively dictates what activities can and can’t take place on our waterways, including regulating what you can or can’t build on your own land.

An attack on Self-Sufficiency?

In my opinion, the ability to own property is one of the most important freedoms we have in this country. It not only represents the founding principles of our country, but it’s the cornerstone of freedom and self-reliant living.

If we lose our right to own property, we lose our right to live a free and self-reliant lifestyle.

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  1. We lost the right to “own” our own property when we had to pay property taxes on something we “own” every year. Does one pay taxes on the clothing they wear every year? What about the computer you use everyday? So it shouldn’t be a shock that the EPA wants to take away property that’s “owned” by citizens. Now I know a bunch will say “the taxes are for schools and roads” I can understand that, but where do you draw the line?????

    • Basically, anymore as soon as your born you loose you freedoms and your rights. Government and certain groups have made sure of it. They are indoctrinating our children, demoralizing values, breaking down family units, and breaking down unity of US citizens. Started years ago, now they don’t care if we see the plan, they are brazin now, they have a foothold, many have been to trusting or blind.nearly to late to change what’s happening.

      • You are correct. This has been planned by the Satan-following elites for a very long time. For some reason, which I’m not sure of, they’ve been accelerating their moves toward their long-planned program of turning America into another Communist nation.

          • Tell that to the Illuminati, the Freemasons and the Zionists. It’s in all of their own writings. It’s not what I or you believe. It’s what they believe.

          • Do not speak on that which you have no knowledge. You think you know the Illuminati teachings, or the Masonry principles, and they talk about Satan, and Zionists, and all this hooey. Just stop before you hurt yourself from over thinking.

    • I remember when Marco Rubio was a state Senator and he proposed to get the property tax off and get the revenue from retail sales. I was all for that because that would make properties free from the government.

      But everyone in Government didn’t like that, the Unions, the teachers, all were not for that.

      Property taxes should not be!

      • At this stage, in American government, if you can get into position to be a Senator or Representative, you are just another chess piece to help the globalists. These men and women are all controlled. The electronic balloting system is also controlled.

        I believe that we can no longer effect change in American government. It has gone too far down the rabbit hole.

  2. Amazing. OGS, please keep doing what you’re doing and keep on informing the public. You’re doing a tremendous public service by putting new developments in the spotlight. Thank you!

  3. Yes this is true they are taking our property right away, Yes it’s our land even if paid for, if you look on your deed you mineral right are own by someone(some states diff)Sad huh! YOU MUST FIGHT BACK GET A GROUP TOGETHER.

  4. This power grab has been going on for some time now. These moves are their final “dotting the i and crossing the T” of their moves to bring America into full Communist Tyranny. They pretty much have everything in place, including the FEMA prison camps, for those who choose to resist this tyranny. Things have moved very rapidly since Obama got into office, but it’s been ongoing for many years. The members of both the Republican and Democrat parties are shills for the Zionists/Globalists who are moving us into a full lock down.

    The United States government (the one in Washington D.C.), not the United States of America (do your research), has been operating under maritime laws for a long time. At some point in the future, this world will be divided into ten zones. The first created zone has been the European Union. I believe that the next zone will be their well planned for North American Union (the U.S., Canada & Mexico). When they have completed building these zones, they will have their New World Order in place.

  5. I am a tax payer, and I have always abided the law. I am a very patient person, but I have been taxed to the point I can’t save any money, threatened with penalties if I don’t make a purchase for my health, that I can’t afford, and am surrounded by ungrateful people that I am supporting with my taxes.
    YOU EVEN THINK you’re coming for my land…. MY LAND, it won’t end well for anyone involved.
    My spring is centuries old, and I own all mineral rights.
    I can’t help but think that if I AM FED UP, there must be millions more.

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