“Couldn’t Come At A Worse Time": EPA issues new rule on WOTUS despite Supreme Court case
The EPA has issued a new Waters of the U.S. Rule, despite the fact that the Supreme Court has not yet weighed in on a case it heard last spring. Ag groups are already expressing concern.
The new rule takes farms on a case-by-case basis when it comes to small, isolated, and even temporary water features.
NCBA says that it could not come at a worse time, saying that the Supreme Court still has not issued a decision in the Sackett case. That case should bring final clarity to the Clean Water Act.
NCBA says that today’s decision seeks to preempt ongoing litigation and creates even more confusion for farmers and ranchers. The National Association of Wheat Growers expressed similar concerns.
Roger McEowen spoke with RFD-TV’s Suzanne Alexander on what this all means for producers.