Saturday, August 4, 2007

Moses Gets Prison for Parting the Waters

No, not that Moses, and not the Red Sea. But instead this is Charlie Moses, a real estate broker and developer who has been sentenced to prison by a federal appeals court, over a violation of the Clean Water Act.

He tried to change the flow of Idaho's Teton Creek near a housing development in the 1980s. He did not stop when ordered to do so by U.S. agencies.

"While his sang-froid (or even contempt) in the face of agency demands may show either courage or foolhardiness, it does not save him from the consequences of his actions," the court wrote.

1 comment:

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According to the book of Exodus in the Bible, Moses led the Hebrew people from Egypt, and when they reached the Red Sea, he had his hand up and divides the water from it by a miracle. And they were able to cross the land and water closed, the Egyptian army to follow.