On January 30th, 2015 President Obama quietly signed Executive Order 13690, Establishing a Federal Flood Risk Management Standard and a Process for Further Soliciting and Considering Stakeholder Input (Man, who comes up with these names?).
With the passage of this E.O. three Agenda 21 goals are furthered.
First, it will allow the Feds to expand the size of existing floodplains while increasing the difficulty and cost of creating structures within the floodplain. If it is too costly to build (or maintain) existing structures within the floodplain, the land will go back to nature. This will help create the labyrinths of riparian corridors coveted by the environmentalist.
Second, if a property owner cannot build on the land now located in the newly expanded flood plain, at the least the value of the land will be diminished, possibly to zero. Since the Left wishes to destroy property rights, a second goal is achieved.
Finally, determination of what can be built should be the purview of the state and/or local government. With the signing of this E.O. the federal government has within these floodplains stolen control of zoning from the state and local government, increasing the power of Washington.
All in all, not a bad day’s work for President Obama and his Progressives, and all he had to do was sign his signature.
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