The outcome of last week’s elections could create a sense of complacency when it comes to commenting on the proposed Waters of the US rule. Anne Coan – Director of Environmental Affairs, North Carolina Farm Bureau Federation says that submitting a comment is as important as it ever was:
“One thing that most people need to understand; even though there were changes in the United States Senate, if legislation is considered in the senate that was passed by the house to stop the Waters of the US rule, the president has threatened to veto the legislation. So, people need to be aware that even though the congress will change, have a republican House and a republican Senate, that might be more friendly to stopping the proposed Waters of the US Rule the president has threatened to veto that legislation. It’s important to remember that comments to the Environmental Protection Agency is what are needed right now.”
Coan suggests getting started right away:
“The comments are due on November 14th, and I recommend the people that want to comment be sure to start now in the comment process. Sometimes on the last day the computers can get backed up and it’s difficult to submit your comments. So, it’s important for people to go ahead and write their comments and send them in to the Environmental Protection Agency.”
And the American Farm Bureau has made it easy to comment on the proposed rule with a special website:
“The American Farm Bureau has been hosting a website called “Ditch the Rule”, and people that want to submit comments to EPA can do so very easily by going to the “Ditch the Rule” website. There’s two ways to find that, one is to just type “ditch the rule” into your search engine and you can find it that way, or the address is http://ditchtherule.fb.org”
Or, you can visit our website, SFNToday dot com for a link. http://ditchtherule.fb.org
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