Originally published November 16 2012
San Diego citizens could soon face prison sentences for washing their cars using city water
by Ethan A. Huff, staff writer
(NaturalNews) Agenda 21 is alive and well in California, where public officials in San Diego are pushing for the passage of draconian new measures that have the potential to criminalize ordinary activities such as washing your own car, or irrigating your own lawn. And according to North County Times, residents who habitually violate these and other ridiculous new "environmental protection" rules could face criminal fines of up to $100,000 a day, or up to six years in prison.
As dastardly as it might sound, the San Diego Regional Water Quality Control Board, which acts as a type of regional Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) throughout the San Diego area, is currently holding hearings to establish these new policies, which would be ushered in under the guise of protecting beaches and waterways from excess bacterial pollution. But in the process, the provisions would also unleash a whole new paradigm of environmental tyranny unlike anything yet observed in the U.S.
"California's latest experiment in faith-based policy making is being unleashed today on the San Diego public, as regional water-quality officials begin hearings on new regulations that seem crafted to turn most owners of a car, house or dog into criminals within a decade or so," wrote the U-T San Diego editorial board in a recent opinion piece on the proposals.
"Under the draft rules, ordinary homeowners may face six years in prison and fines of $100,000 a day if they are deemed serial offenders of such new crimes as allowing sprinklers to hit the pavement, washing a car in the driveway, or, conceivably, failing to pick up dog poop promptly from their own backyards, let alone the sidewalk."
Firefighters to be criminalized for fighting fires while water utility freely pollutes public water supply with fluorideFirefighters would also be bound by the new rules, as water from their fire hoses runs out of burning buildings and into the streets where it empties into storm drains. Since this potentially contaminated water could contain bacteria or other waste materials, it too would fall under the oppressive regulatory controls of the regional water patrol, which is essentially redefining the very definition of environmental protection.
To enforce the new provisions, cities throughout the region would be required to set up 24-hour hotlines for residents to snitch on their violating neighbors, who would later be held liable by the government for their "crimes." According to the NC Times, this ruthless new environmental police state will "sap billions of dollars from the local economy," not to mention enslave the local population into a dictatorial control system that prohibits many common and normal uses for water.
The irony in all this is that the local water utility in San Diego last year re-approved the forced addition of fluoride chemicals into the public water supply against the will of the people, despite the fact that the fluoride being added, hydrofluorosilicic acid, is a toxic waste byproduct of the phosphate mining industry. This glaring inconsistency, of course, begs the question, are the new proposals really about protecting the environment, or are they about consolidating and centralizing an even greater amount of control over the people?
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