About Rare Plants -

Don Staples dstaples at livingston.net
Tue Aug 19 14:44:52 EST 1997

Dave Marciniak wrote:
> For example, a fellow asked permission from the state to build duck ponds
> on his land. They said go ahead after he got the permits. Well, he built
> the ponds and another agency came along and said what he did was wrong,
> and they fined him $600,000. He ran them off his land with a shotgun. Now
> the bureaucrats can't sort it out, and the judge has thrown up his hands
> in frustration.

Off the subject perhaps, but what the duck pond builder did is create
wet lands, he  can no longer treat them like his property under current
EPA rules on wet lands.  Here in Texas the State Highway Department
inadvertantly created wet lands with drainage ditches and "borrow pits"
which are now "wet lands" and need to be protected.

Go figure.

Ego Stroke:  http://www.livingston.net/dstaples/

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