Federal judge rules EPA overstepped authority trying to regulate water as pollutant

Virginia officials scored a key victory Thursday in their battle with the Environmental Protection Agency over what EPA critics describe as a land takeover.

U.S. District Judge Liam O’Grady in Alexandria ruled late Thursday that the EPA exceeded its authority by attempting to regulate stormwater runoff into a Fairfax County creek as a pollutant. O’Grady sided with the Virginia Department of Transportation and the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors, which challenged EPA’s stormwater restrictions

“Stormwater runoff is not a pollutant, so EPA is not authorized to regulate it,” O’Grady said.

Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli says the ruling could ultimately save Virginia taxpayers more than $300 million.

An EPA spokesman could not be reached for comment after business hours.

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  1. donnieboy1 says:

    The entire EPA Agency should be declared a POLLUTANT.

  2. The entire SWPPP program should be declared unconstitutional.

  3. jmsmaxwell says:

    The bottom feeder in the White House and him minions are attacking us at ever twist and turn to try and
    overthorow our government and enslave the nation. They have their welfare minions in the gettos who
    will turn out to vote for them nor realizing that if that happens they will be the first to suffer enslavement.
    The EPA, IRS and other agencies are grabbing powere above and beyond thier original area of responsibility that was laid out when they were formed. This is being done with the blessing of osocialist
    in his attempt to destroy our nation and become dictator for life and the socialist democrat party.

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