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IFBF urges EPA to rescind and quickly replace WOTUS rule

IFBF urges EPA to rescind and quickly replace WOTUS rule

Calling the 2015 Waters of the United States (WOTUS) rule “misguided” and a “federal overreach,” the Iowa Farm Bureau Federation (IFBF) last week applauded the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) plan to ditch and replace the current rule.

“We also recommend that the agencies move quickly to re-issue a new WOTUS definition that is supported by and is consistent with the text of the Clean Water Act (CWA), Supreme Court precedent, constitutional limits and the balance of federal and state rights and responsibilities that Congress intended,” Craig Hill, a Warren County farmer and IFBF president, said in comments to the EPA.

The IFBF also signed on to comments on WOTUS with the American Farm Bureau Federation (AFBF), which also recommended that the EPA and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers...




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