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Wyoming welder, facing $16M in fines, beats EPA in battle over stock pond

We covered this fellow’s story a few months ago. We are very pleased that Mr. Johnson has emerged from his tangle with the Environmental Protection Agency (Should I start putting those words in quotes?) victorious. That the government harassed this man for so long (at all) is a travesty.

(From Fox News)

A Wyoming man threatened with $16 million in fines over the building of a stock pond reached a settlement with the Environment Protection Agency, allowing him to keep the pond without a federal permit or hefty fine.

Andy Johnson, of Fort Bridger, Wyoming obtained a state permit before building the stock pond in 2012 on his sprawling nine-acre farm for a small herd of livestock.

Not long after contruction, the EPA threatened Johnson with civil and criminal penalties – including the threat of a $37,500-a-day fine — claiming he needed the agency’s permission before building the 40-by-300 foot pond, which is filled by a natural stream.

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 if the watchman sees the sword coming and does not blow the trumpet, and the people are not warned, and the sword comes and takes any person from among them, he is taken away in his iniquity; but his blood I will require at the watchman’s hand.


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