Last edited by ttwtt78640; 06-02-12 at 08:27 AM.
“The reasonable man adapts himself to the world: the unreasonable one persists to adapt the world to himself.
Therefore all progress depends on the unreasonable man.” ― George Bernard Shaw, Man and Superman
your being a bit extreme. If I had to guess the ranches in question you think are being 'picked on' have a history of pollution. I can see if my ranch had a history of violating laws/regulations/sheep's dignity being under closer scrutiny.
Given the poor funding, vast areas to moniter, long distances from public roads and the difficulty in tracing pollution BACK upstream to the source, overflights make sense. Sounds to me the ranchers must have been caught pooching the local streams with cow poop and don't want to get caught again so they are trying to push back and make enforcing the pollution regulations as expensive as possible hoping the EPA will abandon enforcement.
I wonder if the ranches in question are in the Government handout program for agriculture? If so they most likely can be inspected anytime the local .gov ag agent wishes. My experience with 'em is they are waaaay too busy to just harass random ranchers.
I'm not the author of the article. So don't shoot me as the "bear" in this story.
I'm just asking if this is legal? I'm just asking is this survellence without a warrant?
Surely there are lawyers on site who can clarify this point.
no worries, it is just you asked me a direct question about being monitored, and you seemed personally upset the EPA was forcing ranchers into 'lock step'. Not exactly a neutral stance.
If you don't own a ranch like I do then I tell ya what...
When I start to run, you just hop up and run too, until then sit tight and watch your sector, I got mine covered...
I really dont get why people would be mad that the EPA is monitoring water an ensuring people dont end up drinking ****.
I refuse to accept the view that mankind is so tragically bound to the starless midnight of racism and war that the bright daybreak of peace and brotherhood can never become a reality. - MLK
One of you will end up here next!
The question that comes to my mind: What (Military?) Agency is doing the actual operation of the drones?