Virtually all property rights proponents are extremely aware of the impending EPA rule that will basically give the EPA regulatory authority over ditches and ponds regardless of location within the borders of the United States. It is an oft tried tactic of agencies where they enlarge and extrapolate their authority well beyond the scope of the act that gives them authority to regulate certain areas of our lives.
The EPA has been forced to extend their comment period on this rule and elected officials at all levels of government are voicing strong opposition to this proposed rule. Evidently, the only people agencies have the least bit of inclination to listen to are those who can exert control on their budget.
This following link has a video from the largest organization of county level elected officials. Please share it with any other state and local officials that might be interested in standing against this onerous (and dangerous) proposed rule.