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Letter of Support: Reining In EPA and Army Corps “Wetlands” Regulators

In recent years, however, the EPA and the Army Corps have attempted to expand their jurisdiction to impose stringent new regulations on isolated wetlands, ephemeral streams, farm runoff and drainage, and other “waters” in the U.S. that are arguably not at all connected to navigable waters nor interstate commerce. A recent guidance document, for example, tries to circumvent both Congress and multiple Supreme Court rulings on wetlands regulation.

Property Rights Legislative Alerts

EPA Clean Water Act Permit Revocations Upheld

April 23, 2013 J,

Today the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals sided with EPA’s interpretation of the Clean Water Act’s Section 404 permit veto authority.  The Court ruled that EPA has the power to revoke dredge-and-fill disposal site specifications even after the permit has been issued: something it has never done before in its 40-year history.  The case, Mingo [...]

AFP’s Sister Organization Comments on Flawed Eminent Domain Proposal

September 05, 2012 J,

Americans for Prosperity Foundation (AFPF), the sister organization of Americans for Prosperity, has submitted a comment to the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) in response to the agency’s notice regarding the “Use of Eminent Domain to Restructure Performing Loans.” Recently, Ed DeMarco, acting director of the FHFA, publicly expressed opposition to the plan being considered by the county of San Bernardino in California to utilize the power of eminent domain to seize and refinance underwater mortgages with the assistance of Mortgage Resolution Partners, a California-based investment firm.

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