Last year, Farm Bureau lead the way in spotlighting how farmers and ranchers and many other landowners would be hurt by the EPA's proposed water rule. Why? Because it radically and unnecessarily expands the jurisdiction of the EPA and the Army Corps of Engineers over farms and ranches-dictating how we can use our land and imposing burdensome permitting requirements to engage in routine farming practices.
The House of Representatives recently passed legislation sending EPA back to the drawing board on the Waters of the United States rule. Now, the Senate has introduced S. 1140 to force EPA to re-propose the Waters of the U.S. rule and follow the limits set by Congress and affirmed by the Supreme Court. EPA is moving forward with a final Waters of the U.S. Rule despite overwhelming opposition from states and businesses across the country.
Now is the time to tell our Senators to stop EPA!
Without your support, EPA will continue with a rule-making that expands its jurisdiction over features like dry streambeds and ditches-features that were never intended to be regulated as if they are navigable waterways, under federal jurisdiction, with all the bureaucracy and expense that entails.
Send a message by clicking here to block finalization of the proposed rule. Tell Senator Klobuchar and Senator Franken to vote for S. 1140.
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