Water Rule Reversal a Blow to Agriculture


American Farm Bureau Federation President Zippy Duvall commented right now on the Environmental Safety Agency’s (EPA) announcement of its intention to reverse the Navigable Waters Safety Rule.

“The American Farm Bureau Federation is terribly dissatisfied Inside the Environmental Safety Agency’s announcement of its intention to reverse the environmentally acutely conscious Navigable Waters Safety Rule, which lastly launched readcapability and certainty To wash water efforts. Farmers and ranchers care about clear water and preserving the land, They typinamey assist the Navigable Waters Safety Rule.

“Administrator Regan recently acknowledged The factors Inside the 2015 Waters of the U.S. Rule and pledged To not return to these overreaching legal guidelines. We’re deeply involved that the EPA plans to reverse the Navigable Waters Safety Rule, which places The biggest method forward for accountable protections In hazard. We anticipated in depth outreach, however right now’s announcement fails To acknowledge the considerations of farmers and ranchers.

“That is An important second for Administrator Regan and Shall be pivotal to his capability to earn the notion of farmers on this and completely different administration priorities. He should maintain his phrase To acknowledge the efforts of agriculture And by no means return to flawed, overly difficult and extreme legal guidelines.

“We name on EPA to respect the statute, acknowledge the burden that overreaching regulation places on farmers and ranchers, And by no means write the time period ‘navigable’ out of the Clean Water Act. On this problem, And by no meansably prior transformed croplands and ephemerals, we additionally urge Secretary Vilsack To Make constructive that we don’t return to the regulatory land seize that was the 2015 WOTUS Rule.

“Clean water and readcapability are paramount, and That is the rationale farmers shouldn’t want a group of legal professionals and consultants to farm.”


Mike Tomko
Director, Communications
(202) 406-3642
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Bailey Corwine
Media Relations Specialist
(202) 406-3643
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