National Cattleman’s Beef Association supports repeal of WOTUS rule


Just like the National Pork Producers Council, the National Cattleman’s Beef Association also issued a statement Thursday showing its support for the repeal of the Waters of the United States rule.

“Cattle producers are the nation’s original environmental stewards – we work hard to ensure that our natural resources remain pristine and to implement conservation practices to protect our water resources. The 2015 WOTUS Rule was an illegal effort by the federal government to assert control over both land and water, significantly impacting our ability to implement vital conservation practices,” NCBA President Jennifer Houston said. “After years spent fighting the 2015 WOTUS Rule in the halls of Congress, in the Courts, and at the EPA, cattle producers will sleep a little easier tonight knowing that the nightmare is over. Thanks to President Trump and Administrator Wheeler for their commitment to farmers and ranchers, and restoring the rule of law. NCBA looks forward to the finalization of a practical Waters of the United States definition that will protect our water resource while allowing cattle producers to do their jobs effectively.”

The WOTUS rule began in August of 2015 under President Obama and gave the EPA broad jurisdiction over the nation’s waterways.