Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Fairfax County & VDOT Call the EPA's $500 Million Rainwater Regulations a Washout

Two Federal lawsuits have been recently filed. One from the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors, and the other filed by Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli on behalf of VDOT; both challenging the EPA's new regulations on storm run-off into Accotink Creek.

Fairfax County Board of Supervisors is Democratically controlled. If even a liberal leaning civic board is against these idiotic regulations, what argument is there to be had?

This article in the Fairfax Connection Newspaper explains in full detail.

These regulations actually establish a total maximum amount of water that can flow into the creek. Rather than targeting pollutants, the EPA has decided to restrict the very thing that the Clean WATER Act is designed to protect.

To hold back the excess, Fairfax County (among only 4 communities in the nation to be put under such regulations) would have to acquire acres of private property and spend upwards of half a billion dollars to keep WATER out of A CREEK?!

Fairfax County has, since 2006, poured 300 million taxpayer dollars into the stewardship of its wetlands, creeks, and rivers. This regulation could cost a further $500 million and would be economically disastrous for the county, the people, and the property affected. It's time to let the EPA know that Virginia stands for common-sense conservation and not ecological tyrrany. 

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