California farmer John Duarte has been locked in a battle for his livelihood against the coordinated persecution begun by the US Army Corps of "Engineers"1under Hussein Bahamas and continued by the rogue Department of "Justice" (archived) against orders issued by the Trump administration. Duarte's alleged crime was ordering a survey of seasonal puddles in his long cultivated farmland and attempting to comply with Bahamas administration regulations which declared the seasonal puddles to be "protected waters of the United States".
Duarte's attempt at compliance with the law through having a site survey taken and following that with shallow tillage around the potential puddles now declared "navigable waterways" lead to the Corps of "Engineers" replying with a cease and desist order. They alleged the shallow tillage around the puddle prone spots was "deep ripping" and dredging of sediment that degraded these now important navigable waterways.
When Duarte protested the allegations, the Corps of "Engineers" proceeded to completely dig out the low spots they had deemed critically endangered navigable waters to a depth in excess of 2 meters for the sake of evidence collection. When the evidence supported Duarte's claims, even the Hussein Bahamas era EPA declined prosecution, but the Department of "Justice" enthusiastically began advocating in court that the entire practice of farming is a collection of crimes against the so-called "Clean Water Act".
The failure of the Trumpreich to stop legacy USG elements from coninuing to prosecute a case that declares agriculture to be a crime demonstrates the scale and persistence of the perverse pantsuit party tentacles obstructing the summoning of The Great Again. The fate of the prosecution and prosecutors persecuting Duarte is likely a solid indicator to watch in evaluating the health of The Great Again effort.
This Corps fraudulently misrepresenting itself as "Engineers" is the same one that transformed the meandering flood plains of the Middle West into violent flumes in order to protect new suburban retail and residential development. ↩