State ag secretaries urge EPA to ditch water rule

State agriculture commissioners and secretaries have added their opposition to a proposal by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to redefine navigable waters subject to Clean Water Act regulations.

Members of the National As¬≠¬≠sociation of State Departments of Agriculture (NASDA) unanimously voted to call on the federal agencies to withdraw the proposal. "As it stands, this proposed rule dramatically expands EPA’s jurisdiction and creates too much uncertainty for our farmers and ranchers," said NASDA CEO Barbara Glenn. "This rule must be...

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