The debate "If your stream flows into city drinking water then no you can't do whatever you want with it" was started by
March 22, 2017, 11:31 am.
5 people are on the agree side of this discussion, while 2 people are on the disagree side.
There needs to be more votes to see what the common perception is.
It looks like most of the people in this community are on the agreeing side of this statement.
Nemiroff posted 2 arguments to the agreers part.
Nemiroff posted 1 argument to the disagreers part.
braymus17, EthanTReilly and 3 visitors agree.
thereal, SirIntegra disagree.
farmers doing regular farming activates created runoff of dangerous chemicals (nitrates if I remember correctly) into the streams. this is not something they can stop or fix. what they could do was plant some grass along the river that absorbs the runoff. that is what the law required of them and that is what caused the pushback.
if you can show that this is some sort of targeted attack, or a senseless governmental land/power grab, by all means resist. but that's not the case here. people's water was literally getting poisoned. land rights do not supercede access to clean water.
this is in reference to the clean water act, which happens to be the only regulation ever put forth as an example of a bad regulation by conservatives on this site.
I'm sure bad regulations are always a possibility, but I have yet to see a valid example, much less to vilify them the way the right propaganda machine has.
as long as ur not polluting it or something along those lines I disagree.