the WSJ: In 2005, Michael and Chantell Sackett bought a small property in an Idaho residential neighborhood, intending to build a home. Once construction began, the EPA decided without any notice that the plot was a "wetland" because it was near a lake. There is no water on the property. The agency's pen pushers served the Sacketts with a "compliance order" that said they were violating the Clean Water Act and would be fined $37,500 per day until they restored the property to its original condition, if not criminal charges as well.
As Deputy Solicitor General Malcolm Stewart revealed during oral arguments, the Sacketts were actually liable for twice that—$37,500 per day for violating the Clean Water Act, and another $37,500 for violating the compliance order. Mr. Stewart defended the double secret penalties by saying the EPA had no statutory obligation to disclose them.
These things happen also in Israel. Thousands of businesses are being tortured for uncomprehensible reasons.