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A lot of protection agency the EPA has gone so far with new regulations.
Even Liberal Democrats are trying to stop it.
Correspondent Shannon Breen tells us it has to do with class of -- water as a pollutants.
They're gonna prevent an enormous amount -- development just what this one regulation.
Virginia's Republican attorney general -- -- to -- says the environmental protection agency's plan.
To regulate a single creek -- the commonwealth could cost state and county officials nearly half a billion dollars.
And private property owners their homes and businesses.
By forcing the Virginia Department of Transportation and Fairfax county Virginia to control storm water run off on land they don't own.
So -- what they're gonna have to do is things like take people's houses.
Knock the houses down and plant grass.
So the water doesn't flow.
It instead soaks -- -- the earth.
The EPA says water when there's too much of it can be classified as -- pollutants giving the EPA drawn regulatory power under the Clean Water Act.
-- to -- a well known conservative filed a federal lawsuit against the EPA earlier this year.
Which was joined by the democratically controlled Fairfax County board of supervisors who is despite their political differences with -- -- -- Agree with the assessment that what the EPA is proposing is illegal.
The dispute will land in federal court on Friday where the EPA has been arguing that its plan is quote.
In harmony with the broader purposes of the Clean Water Act.
Including congress' objectives of protecting the physical and biological integrity of waters and reducing the water quality impacts of storm water.
-- pitched -- in the democratic officials signed -- -- the lawsuit say allowing the EPA to move forward with its plan would -- the agency sweeping new regulatory power over private property.
Are critics say that it's all hype.
Is we -- told by various lawyers involved in this is that there's no possibility of homes being removed.
In this process so that's a little bit of an overstatement by.
personality -- gin up their opposition to this effort.
The parties will meet face to face before a federal judge Friday morning with the plaintiffs are asking for an injunction to block the entire EPA plan -- -- thank you.
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