Can you believe the EPA wanted to regulate rain? It is true. They claim that rainfall can be considered a pollutant if there is too much of it and therefore they can regulate our handling of it.
In the process of regulating everything under the sun, (literally) the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently made a bold grab at regulating everything from the clouds as well. More specifically, they had to defend themselves in a court case in Virginia for the right to regulate the rainfall.
The very fact that they would attempt something so bizarre is a clear indication that despite the departure of their red tape-wielding leader Lisa Jackson, the EPA has no intentions of easing off the regulatory gas pedal.
A Fox report explains why the EPA legitimately thought that rainwater could be regulated as a pollutant:
"The EPA contended that water itself can be regulated as a pollutant if there’s too much of it. The agency says heavy runoff is having a negative impact on Accotink Creek and that it has the regulatory authority to remedy the situation.”