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Farm Bureau Leader Concerned With EPA Rule Now At OMB

Farm Bureau Leader Concerned With EPA Rule Now At OMB

 

The Environmental Protection Agency recently sent a draft rule to clarify the definition of waters of the U.S. and its jurisdiction over them to the Office of Management and Budget.  South Dakota Farm Bureau President Scott Vanderwal says it’s an example of EPA overextending its powers and trying to push through an earlier piece of legislation called the Clean Water Restoration Act.

An economist says EPA is underestimating the acreage that would come under its jurisdiction and the costs to developers and ag interests. Vanderwal says that’s what he thinks EPA is intending to do.

Vanderwal says his group will work with Congress in order to stop EPA from moving forward with this proposed rule.

EPA’s proposed rule is based on a report they released in September on connected waters which describes factors influencing water connectivity and how they affect downstream waters.

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