Farm Bureau urges resistance to water rule |

Farm Bureau urges resistance to water rule

The American Farm Bureau Federation this week asked its members to resist a proposed rule from the Environmental Protection Agency, saying it will impose unworkable regulations on the nation’s farms.

“This rule is an end run around congressional intent and rulings by the U.S. Supreme Court, alike,” AFBF President Bob Stallman said in a news release issued Tuesday. “Congress and the courts have both said that the 50 states, not EPA, have power to decide how farming and other land uses should be restricted. It’s time to ditch this rule.”

EPA published the Waters of the U.S. rule on Monday in the Federal Register. EPA has said it developed the rule as an interpretation of its responsibilities under the 1972 Clean Water Act in response to court rulings.

–The Hagstrom Report

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