By Greg Henderson and Friends
|Public relations doesn’t seem to be EPA’s strong suit. They failed miserably with their WOTUS rollout, and now they’ve singled out Wyoming rancher Andy Johnson in what amounts to a David and Goliath battle. EPA claims Johnson owes more than $16 million in fines over a small stock pond he built, and the amount is growing by $37,000 a day. Johnson disputes EPA’s claim and has filed a lawsuit challenging what is called EPA “overreach.” The quarrel began when Johnson built a stock pond on his property near Fort Bridger, Wyo. He obtained the necessary permits and received state approval. But the EPA slapped Johnson with a compliance order that specified he had to return his property to conditions before the stock pond was built. He refused to comply, and that’s when the $37,000 per day fines were levied.
• Is anyone else confused? (Beef Today)
• Overreach much (WND)
• Maybe he should wait until EPA pays their own fines. Remember Colorado? (Fox News)