Instead of going after the corporations that are polluting the country's navigable waterways and municipal water supplies, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) now spends its resources going after individual property owners, taking over their land with force and intimidation, all in the name of protecting "wetlands."
This was the case with the Sackett family of Priest Lake, Idaho. When the family bought a 2/3 acre parcel of land in rural Idaho, they planned on building the home of their dreams. When the EPA arrived, the Sacketts were told their property was on protected "wetlands," that they would have to return their land to how it was, and go through an expensive application process asking permission to use their own land. The EPA threatened the Sacketts with a $75,000 per day fine for failing to follow their intrusive "compliance" plan. This was not an isolated incident. This has become top priority for the EPA in recent years. Visit EPAwatch.org to stay updated on these abuses.
EPA used to speed up UN sustainable development programs, destruction of private property
In this way, the EPA is being used as an arm of the United Nation's sustainable development programs (Agenda 21), to intimidate property owners into giving up their land and liberty to central planners' collectivist agendas. Americans are slowly being conditioned to believe that there is no such thing as individual property rights, that responsible stewardship of the environment comes from government bodies and central planners who think they know what's best for everybody. An armed, intimidating EPA that confiscates property from individuals, does nothing to protect people from environmental disasters that threaten public health.
BLM operates similarly, concentrating private property in the hands of central planners
In much the same way, the federal Bureau of Land Management (BLM) is part of the same process of property confiscation and consolidation of power to the federal government. Today, the federal government claims ownership of more than 50 percent of the land in 11 western states. Instead of working with people to help sustain the environment, the BLM, like the EPA, slowly and steadily seizes private property from the people and the states. It's all about control and centralization of power, not environmental protection.
The United Nations Conference on Human Settlements that met in Vancouver, British Columbia, in 1976, and which has infiltrated U.S. law, stated, "Land ... cannot be treated as an ordinary asset, controlled by individuals and subject to the pressures and inefficiencies of the market. Private land ownership ... may become a major obstacle in the planning and implementation of development schemes. Public control of land use is therefore indispensable."
EPA acts as a licensor, promoting industry interests as environment is polluted stealthily
At its inception, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) might have been a good idea, but now the agency acts as a licensor, permitting corporations to pollute the environment under specific conditions. The EPA permits big industries (that work in the interest of central planners) "legal" access to polluting the environment, as long as it's done under EPA limits. As long as a corporation gets a license from the EPA, they are allowed to unleash their toxic waste, spray their chemical pesticides, or poison the water supply.
For example, under The Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA), the EPA "provides for federal regulation of pesticide distribution, sale, and use. All pesticides distributed or sold in the United States must be registered (licensed) by EPA." [Emphasis added]
In trying to convince the public about "why we use pesticides," the EPA uses the example that "indoor household pests such as cockroaches can contribute to asthma and allergies," and therefore must be sprayed with chemicals. This is a ridiculous justification for pesticides, which are more of a threat to the human respiratory system than to cockroaches.
EPA won't stop the pervasive poisoning of municipal water supplies
The EPA also does nothing to stop the phosphate mining industry from selling its toxic byproducts hexafluorosilicic acid and sodium silicofluoride to U.S. cities, where it is then dripped into the water supply and marketed as good for the dental hygiene of the population.
EPA causes wide-scale environmental disasters, poisoning the Anima River in 2015
The nuclear power industry was allowed to ravage the western U.S. in search of uranium to make atomic bombs for the U.S. military. There are thousands of abandoned uranium mines in the west, and they are constantly contaminating the water supply of Native American communities today. In 2015, the EPA even had a hand in unleashing 880,000 pounds of toxic elements from the Gold King mine, straight into the Animas River.
The EPA isn't necessarily protecting the environment as many would hope. The agency actually causes greater environmental problems, while ignoring true health hazards. The EPA promote industry interests and license their activities, while being used as a tool of force to ridiculously seize private property from individuals.
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