Louisa Unhappy Over Stormwater and Watershed Regulations

By. John Haksch, Field Officer

The Louisa County Board of Supervisors expressed their displeasure at the “strong-arm tactics” employed by the Federal government, State and regional officials pushing for a decision on the county’s participation or lack thereof in both the regional Storm Water Regulations and the Chesapeake Bay Watershed Implementation Plan.

The Board understands that they have few options regarding the county’s participation, but strongly objected to the wording of the documents on which they were asked to vote. Both documents implicitly (in the case of the Storm Water issue) and explicitly (in the Chesapeake Bay Plan) attempt to put words in the Board’s mouth that seem to applaud the State and Federal actions and all the present and any future regulations. This could not be further from the truth, as the Board is seeking to find any means available to prevent both these measures from being imposed on the county’s residents. The Board unanimously voted against the approval of both documents.

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John Haksch is the Louisa County Field Officer for the Free Enterprise Forum a privately funded public policy organization.

The Free Enterprise Forum Field Officer program is funded by a generous grant from the Charlottesville Area Association of REALTORS® (CAAR) and by readers like you.  To support our work please donate online at www.freeenterpriseforum.org

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