The EPA has promulgated rules to regulate waterways as small as potholes. The EPA is supposed to have authority over "navigable" waterways, ones deep enough for a boat to drive on. The theory behind the Clean Water Act of 1972 was that if a company on private property discharged pollution into a body of water that touched on other private properties, that was a harm that was being transmitted to other property owners, and thus it was justified to regulate what the property owner was putting into the water. This makes perfect sense, even from the perspective of private property rights…....for example, the government could regulate a dry stream bed, in addition to ditches of water. What is really going on?......Read more…..