July 2013

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EPA's Attempt to Regulate the Rain Washes Away

A federal judge struck down the attempt to regulate stormwater runoff as a breach of authority.  The judge, U.S. District Judge Liam O'Grady, ruled that the EPA had exceeded their authority in trying to regulate stormwater runoff into a Fairfax County creek because it was a pollutant.

“Stormwater runoff is not a pollutant, so EPA is not authorized to regulate it," O'Grady said.

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Audited Virginia farmer faces more thuggery

Martha Boneta's lifelong dream — her pursuit of happiness — was to be a farmer.

Since purchasing Liberty Farm in Fauquier County, Virginia, where she grows organic vegetables and has over 160 rescued livestock on her small farm, her life has been a series of harassment and bullying by people in power.

The Ugly Reality of Conservations Easements

Property owners typically are motivated to place their land in a conservation easement and take advantage of the federal and state tax breaks, to shield their property from development, or by the threat of government land-acquisition or due to very strict land-use regulations.

To receive tax benefits, landowners typically agree to restrict the use of land to one of the following: