Americans are so enamored of equality that they would rather be equal in slavery than unequal in freedom.
Alexis de Tocqueville
Interesting how this thread has been derailed by libs trying to excuse the EPA by talking about run off water that is polluted instead of the link given in the OP which is about a heavy volume of water not polluted water. I guess you guys just can't find any excuse for that so you have to extrapolate into an entirely different issue. Same old lib tactic and even I fell for it.
"He who does not think himself worth saving from poverty and ignorance by his own efforts, will hardly be thought worth the efforts of anybody else." -- Frederick Douglass, Self-Made Men (1872)
On the other hand vehicles leak sources represent mobile, widely dispersed [potential] sources. This makes them, alone, much harder to monitor. You really, really do not want the overhead of private vehicles being tracked for tiny drops coming of them.
EDIT: I haven’t gotten around to checking out the ruling or details of the case. But what the EPA might have to do is provide an out where if you can show reasonable expectation of no contaminate it is not a “pollutant”.
P.S. Even ‘clean’ rain water when redirected can cause enormous damage to an natural waterway.
Last edited by Dwight; 01-07-13 at 02:49 PM.