Browner, and EPA
dstaples at livingston.net
Thu Jun 15 19:19:30 EST 2000
A recent comment from a reader in Oregon.
I read your Browner article posted in newsgroups. No wonder the EPA is
a mess. I am a logging consultant out on the Oregon coast. In the last
months, I have become politically active at a state level. The EPA gave
National Marine Fisheries Services the authority to implement the 4(d)
regarding water quality. What I understand, is that the Pacific
the first region, where rules of this nature will be implemented. I
know if you have heard much about the salmon issue out here, but these
go so far as to say they have the power to control our thermostats, tell
how far we will drive and whether or not we will raise a backyard
There is a section in the rules describing how our wells will be
I can only assume that metering means an allotment per month. This is
they intend to control whether we raise livestock, plant gardens, etc.
legislators believed if they wrote a state plan, NMFS would not come in.
They were wrong. These plans are to be implemented June 19. I am going
the state capital on Monday with many others to urge our legislators to
the federal government back. I know that the EPA plans to implement
water quality in other states. Read these rules if you haven't already,
check out the third party lawsuits. I sent the Browner piece out to my
with the message to pass it on. Thanks. It is bringing in quite a
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