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Goal of New WOTUS Rule Proposal

Dan Water

Simplifying definitions is the purpose behind the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ efforts to propose a new Waters of the United States (WOTUS) rule. Rod Bain has the details. EPA Acting Administrator for Water, Dave Ross, explains the six categories of jurisdiction of waters in the United States under the proposed redefinition of the WOTUS …

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EPA and Army Propose New ‘Waters of the United States’ Definition

Dan Industry News Release, Water

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Department of the Army (Army) are proposing a clear, understandable and implementable definition of “waters of the United States” that clarifies federal authority under the Clean Water Act. Unlike the Obama administration’s 2015 definition of “waters of the United States,” today’s proposal contains a straightforward definition that would result in significant cost …

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American Farm Bureau Asks Federal Court to Halt WOTUS Rule Nationwide

Dan Industry News Release, Water

The American Farm Bureau Federation and a broad coalition of business groups on Wednesday asked a federal district court in Georgia to expand its prior order delaying implementation of the flawed 2015 Waters of the U.S. rule in 11 states. The coalition asked that the United States District Court for the Southern District of Georgia extend its previous injunction to …

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American Farm Bureau Coalition Fights to Stop Illegal 2015 WOTUS Rule

Dan Industry News Release, Water

The American Farm Bureau Federation and a broad coalition of business organizations have notified the federal district court in South Carolina they will appeal that court’s ruling yesterday that revived the overbroad, vague and illegal 2015 Waters of the United States Rule and made it the law of the land in 26 states. In a separate filing, the same coalition …

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Georgia Ag Commissioner Applauds Injunction Blocking Enforcement of ‘WOTUS’ Rule

Dan Georgia, Industry News Release, Water

Agriculture Commissioner Gary W. Black is applauding action recently taken by the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Georgia to grant a preliminary injunction blocking enforcement of the burdensome Waters of the United States (WOTUS) rule. “This rule was a blatant overreach of the federal government,” Commissioner Black said. “We are pleased that the courts clearly saw the irreparable …

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Farm Bureau Hails District Court WOTUS Decision

Dan Industry News Release, Water

American Farm Bureau Federation President Zippy Duvall made the following statement on the recent federal district court ruling regarding the 2015 Waters of the United States (WOTUS) rule: “A federal district court ruling in Georgia late last week has effectively suspended the flawed ‘Waters of the United States’ rule from taking effect in 11 more states that challenged its legality. …

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Farm Bureau Asks Court to Block Obama WOTUS Rule

Dan Industry News Release, Water

The American Farm Bureau Federation, the Texas Farm Bureau and other members of a broad industry and agricultural coalition have asked a federal district court in Texas to issue a nationwide stay blocking the Obama administration’s illegal 2015 “Waters of the U.S.” rule from taking effect on farms and ranches across the nation. The race to the courthouse follows the …

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Groups Want Injunction Against WOTUS Rule

Dan Cattle, Industry News Release, Livestock, Pork, Water

The National Pork Producers Council and a diverse coalition of agricultural and business groups late Wednesday (2/7/2018) – in the case American Farm Bureau Federation, et. al. vs. the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency – filed a request in federal court for a nationwide preliminary injunction against enforcement of the Obama administration’s Waters of the United States (WOTUS) Rule. The Clean …