SC Attorney General Alan Wilson speaks out against new EPA stormwater rules
|S.C. Attorney General Alan Wilson|
South Carolina Attorney General Alan Wilson spoke out recently in an editorial opposing proposed new regulations by the Environmental Protection Agency and the Army Corps of Engineers that would expand significantly the federal government’s control over private property.
Labeled as Waters of the US, the regulation would expand federal jurisdiction of our country’s waters from legislatively-approved “navigable waters” to virtually any roadside or farm ditch.
“Studies show that for every $1,000 increase in the cost of home ownership, 650 Americans are priced out of the American dream of owning a home,” Wilson wrote. “This is the latest example of the new norm in Washington: unprecedented overreach by unelected bureaucrats who circumvent the legislative process by attempting to regulate what Congress is unwilling or unable to legislate. Whenever regulation increases, personal freedom decreases. These regulations carry great costs to the freedoms and finances of all Americans.”