Clean Water Act rule change + Colorado
Hmmm.. new rules over the scope of the Clean Water Act.
"WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The landmark U.S. law to fight water pollution will now apply only to bodies of water large enough for boats to use, and their adjacent wetlands, and will not automatically protect streams, the U.S. government said on Tuesday. ..."
Basically from what I am reading.. if the body of water can float a boat, it's covered by the clean water act, otherwise it's a depends upon a review to determine if it feeds into something that is covered.
Now that presents an interesting case.. If a stream is to be covered by the Clean Water Act, it must therefore be "navigable". If it's "navigable", it then falls under the US Constitution concerning property rights.
Now.. I wonder for all those folks out there that say that there little section of a stream is private. Can I put a raw waste discharge right above your little private area now?
Oh -- you want it protected by the clean water act.. sorry -- you said it's not navigable...
Looks like you can't have it both ways any more