American Farm Bureau applauds new WOTUS injunction

Agriculture leaders are reacting to a district court’s ruling that puts a stop to the new WOTUS rule in 24 states.

American Farm Bureau President Zippy Duvall applauds the announcement.

“This ruling reinforces our belief that the current WOTUS rule is a clear case of government overreach. AFBF proudly stood with the 24 states involved and more than a dozen other organizations in this challenge and in backing the first successful court challenge on behalf of farmers and ranchers who simply want clear rules.”

The judge’s decision halts the rule and prevents the EPA and the Army Corps of Engineers from implementing and enforcing it in North Dakota and 23 other states, pending the outcomes of the lawsuit filed by those states. Texas and Idaho were previously granted an injunction last month.

This all comes as the Supreme Court continues to weigh the Sackett case.