IMMEDIATE ACTION ALERT
S. 787 Clean Water Restoration Act
To Be Marked Up Thursday, June 18 @ 9:30 a.m.
bogus “Clean Water Restoration Act” is finally scheduled
to be marked up this Thursday, June 18, 2009, in the U.S.
Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works.
787, amends the Federal Water Pollution Control Act,
commonly known as the Clean Water Act, by replacing the
term “navigable waters” with the term “waters of the
787 obliterates any respect for private property rights by
giving total control and unchecked regulation of all
waters of the U.S. to the federal government. By removing
the one word “navigable,” from the Clean Water Act,
S. 787 will subject every landowner, business,
county, and city to obtain a permit to use their water,
subjecting them to unconstitutional regulation and
discretionary jurisdiction of the Army Corp of Engineers
or the Environmental Protection Agency bureaucrats.
Normal farming activities will be subject to citizen-suit
provisions of the Clean Water Act, which will lead to
expensive litigation and regulation.
787 specifically states: “(25) activities that result in
the discharge of pollutants into the waters of the United
States are commercial or economic in nature, and, in the
aggregate, have a substantial effect on interstate
commerce.” In other words, all waters, regardless of size
or significance, and any activity affecting all waters,
could be regulated. Every landowner will be subject to
the whim of any bureaucrat that wants to exert their new
authority over any activity that may affect the waters of
the United States.
is complete land use control and absolute management of
every drop of water in the U.S.
Immediate Action Needed
Call the Majority Office for the EPW Committee at
202-224-8832 to oppose S. 787.
To call other offices on the Senate EPW Committee, go