Oct 22, 2012
This program is illegal and unconstitutional and is simply another attempt by yet another agency to gain money and power.
Do people who irrigate their lawns in Los Angeles need permits?
Is there a presumption of guilt which necessitates
the permit to discharge waste from every water user in the water shed?
Where is the historical evidence to suggest that any one of us is discharging waste at any given moment. Are we discharging waste all year round, even though we do not receive water for more than a couple of months?
Is rain considered a non-point source pollution now?
Do all of the Tar and Gravel roofs of all of the factories in California have a permit to discharge the rain water which falls upon their properties?
Do all of the people of California have permits for that matter?
The Fourteenth Amendment guarantees us equal protection under the law. Where in the Constitution does the State have permission to control land which it does not own through a ranch management plan, which by its very existence invites scrutiny and possible modification or disapproval by some appointed body.
Sounds like Communism to me.
Here is my ranch management plan: I will do whatever I want on the property, which I own and pay for.
I WILL NOT SUBMIT, ENOUGH IS ENOUGH!!!
I will not obtain this illegal permit to farm. Nor will I submit any ranch management plan to anyone EVER!!!
Fort Jones, CA.
Oct 22, 2012
October 22, 2012
News in Jefferson Country on KSYC 103.9 FM radio, Yreka, CA.
From Jefferson News Service Editor Liz Bowen
Scott Valley Protect Our Water is once again telling a state agency NO as the Regional Water Quality Control Board is moving forward with an ambiguous discharge Permit that will affect agricultural lands.
Mark Baird, vice president of Scott Valley POW, short for Protect Our Water, asked why the permit only affects farmers and ranchers?
The way the program reads, anyone could have a potential waste discharge — even urban residents with lawns. Under the Fourteenth Amendment, equal protection under the law is guaranteed. All land owners are encouraged to attend the next meeting by employees of the Regional Water Quality Control Board and voice opposition.
The meeting is Wednesday, October 24th at the new Forest Service office at 1711 Main Street in Yreka. Time is 8:30 a.m.
Jefferson News Service preparedness tip today – pick up an extra bottle of chile powder spice.