What can aid in the acquisition of private property by unelected governmental bodies like the Parks District, the EPA is trying to float the idea that water is a pollutant itself.
That is the water run-off from certain properties carries too much sediment destroying habitats. This means the EPA can force local governments to buy up property to build watersheds. This is a pretty far fetched idea, but the EPA is trying it over in Fairfax, Va.
Between the Parks District and the EPA, the Constitution is more or less guidelines or suggestions that don't really apply to them.
William E. Eardley