Conaway, Goodlatte Call on Attorney General to Evaluate DOJ Overreach in Prosecuting WOTUS Violation in CA Court Case

Dan Industry News Release, Water

House Agriculture Committee Chairman K. Michael Conaway (TX-11) and House Judiciary Committee Chairman, Bob Goodlatte (VA-6) sent a letter to U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions calling for a review of the Department of Justice’s (DOJ) decision to prosecute a California court case alleging violations under the Clean Water Act (CWA) – directly related to both the statutory exemptions for farming …

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Livestock Industry Calls for Relief from EPA’s Overly Burdensome Regulations

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The National Cattlemen’s Beef Association and the Public Lands Council filed comments this week to the EPA calling for immediate action on several burdensome regulations the agency put forward under previous Administrations. The groups said that the regulations, “inhibit job creation, are ineffective, are unnecessary, or impose costs that exceed the environmental benefits. Often, these regulations impose federal requirements on …

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EPA and U.S. Army Solicit State Input on Redefining “Waters of the U.S.”

Dan Industry News Release, Water

“EPA is restoring states’ important role in the regulation of water” – Administrator Pruitt U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Army sent a letter to governors soliciting input from states on a new definition of protected waters that is in-line with a Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia’s opinion in the 2006 Rapanos v. United States case. Scalia’s definition explains …

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EPA Nominee Opposes RFS, WOTUS

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Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt is President-elect Donald Trump’s choice to head the Environmental Protection Agency. In the past, Pruitt has filed legal challenges against the “waters of the United States” (WOTUS) rule and greenhouse gas regulations. Agri-Pulse reports that Pruitt met this week with Trump about the position.

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NPPC Joins Groups Urging Court To Nix WOTUS

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The National Pork Producers Council (NPPC) joined dozens of other agricultural organizations, businesses and municipalities in asking a federal court to throw out a Clean Water Act rule that would give the government broad jurisdiction over land and water. The Waters of the United States (WOTUS) rule, which took effect Aug. 28, 2015, was proposed in April 2014 by the …