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Congressional Pressure Mounts on EPA to Withdraw Proposed Waters of the U.S. Rule

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clean water act 2More than 200 members of the U.S. House of Representatives sent a letter last week to Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Gina McCarthy and Department of the Army Secretary John McHugh asking them to withdraw the proposed Waters of the U.S. rule – according to The Hill. The lawmakers say the new rule – which seeks to clarify which bodies of water EPA and the Army Corps of Engineers can regulate – would be particularly damaging to the ag industry.

 

Under the proposed plan – Representative Doc Hastings of Washington says there would be no body of water in America that wouldn’t be at risk from job-destroying federal regulation. Hastings says the expansion of federal control will impact the livelihoods and viability of farmers and small businesses in rural America.

 

Source: NAFB News service