Waters of the US

GAO Confirms EPA Illegally Promoted WOTUS

The Government Accountability Office says the EPA misused social media and a grassroots lobbying campaign to drum up support for its Waters of the U.S. rule. Farm Bureau General Counsel Ellen Steen says the GAO opinion vindicates those, like the

WOTUS Reversal Fails Senate Vote

The US Senate failed to end a democratic filibuster against legislation that would repeal EPA’s controversial “waters of the U-S” rule. The senate fell 3-votes short (57-41) of the 60 needed to end a democratic filibuster of the “Federal Water

National Pork Producers a Party to Lawsuit Against EPA

Since the Waters of the US rule has been published in the Federal Register many associations and groups are working feverishly to get it stopped before the rule goes into effect at the end of August.  Ron Prestage, president of

Push Back on WOTUS is Next

American Farm Bureau calls the final version of the EPA’s “Waters of the U.S” rule extreme and unlawful. President Bob Stallman says the final rule will allow EPA and the Corps of Engineers to remotely discover tributaries, without even stepping

Senate Committee Votes to Stop EPA’s Regulatory Land Grab

– The Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works advanced legislation today to force the EPA and the Army Corps of Engineers to rewrite their “waters of the United States” rule, a move applauded by the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association

Soy Growers Call on Congress to Scrap Clean Water Rule

WASHINGTON (June 4, 2015) – The American Soybean Association (ASA) is calling on lawmakers to take legislative action to prevent the measure from taking effect. ASA specifically cites the nexus test—language in the rule that EPA says it will now

Final WOTUS Rule Lacks Clarity, Provides Definitions that Conflict with Intent

WASHINGTON, D.C. – CropLife America (CLA) is concerned that the final Waters of the United States (WOTUS) rule, renamed the Clean Water Rule, creates onerous, inconsistent standards that will reduce farmers’ ability to produce and will not advance clean water

Inside EPA’s Waters of the U.S. ruling: Part I

EPA published its new rule regulating Waters of the United States last week. Response was instantaneous and vicious. Speaker of the House Boehner spoke for many in agriculture and those who own property when he said, “The Administration’s decree to

New Clean Water Rule Under Review

The American Farm Bureau says it’s still reviewing EPA’s final Waters of the U.S. rule. However – based on EPA’s aggressive advocacy campaign in support of its original proposal – and alleged misstatements about its content and impact – AFBF President

EPA Finalizes Waters of the US Rule

On Wednesday, the Environmental Protection Agency along with the Army Corp of Engineers announced that they had finalized the contentious Waters of the US Rule.  Farm groups from across the country have expressed dismay over this finalization and Congressman Thom