State Agriculture groups come together to rally against the EPA.
This morning 8 Agriculture organizations joined the North Dakota Department of Agriculture in expressing concern of EPA'sproposall.
The EPA and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers have proposed a rule to clarify the language of the Clean Water Act.
Rather than having jurisdiction navigabletable waters, nearly all bodies of water would now be included.
A change ag groups say would have a huge impact on farmers and ranchers.
(Doug Goehring / ND Ag Commissioner)appalledpauled by EPA's bold overreach in attempt to exert authorityhority over all the waters of the state. When Congress passed the Clean water act in 1972 they gave EPA oversight on navigtable waters, not every body of water, not every pothole that exists in the United States or in North Dakota."
(Dan Wogsland / NDGGA) This solutionation by the EPA and the Army Corps of Engineers that is a search of a problem. We already have the regulations necessary to take care of the clean water, the clean air that we have in North Dakota and we enjoy across this nation. The fact is this is regulatory overreach. This is regulatory overreach by two agencies that quite honestly can't administer the rules they have today."
The comment deadline for the proposed rules is July 21st.
You can submit your input and find out more information at regulations dot gov.