Lawmakers pledge to work to stop WOTUS

Farm state lawmakers last week pledged to use every legislative tool at their disposal to try to stop the current Waters of the United States (WOTUS) from being en­­­­acted by the Environmental Pro­tection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.

"We are going to try any way we can to stop this thing legislatively," said Rep. Collin Peterson, a Minnesota Democrat and ranking member of the House Agriculture Committee. "This is just a bad idea."

Speaking in Washington, D.C., to Farm Bureau members from Iowa, Minnesota, Missouri and Texas, Peterson and other lawmakers said they would use rules and appropriations in an attempt to block...

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