On April 21, 2014, the EPA and the Corps of Engineers released their long-awaited proposed rule to expand the Clean Water Act. This proposed rule is an effort by EPA and the Corps to go around the will of Congress and ignore Supreme Court decisions that have limited federal authority. If this rule is finalized, essentially any area where any water flows at any time – even if just for a brief period – will be subject to federal regulation.
WE NEED EVERYONE TO SUBMIT COMMENTS TO EPA
Please take a moment to send a message to EPA, letting them know that this rule is unacceptable. Explain the harmful impacts of the rule, and how it would affect you as a landowner.
EPA is accepting comments on this proposed rule now, and the deadline to submit those comments is July 21, 2014. Comment now!
To read more about Georgia Farm Bureau’s stance on this proposed rule, see this article from the Spring 2014 Issue of our Georgia Neighbors magazine.
To read the proposed rule, please click here.
American Farm Bureau has created this Waters Of The U.S. Toolkit, which provides background on the proposed rule and how things reached this point. For further information, visit American Farm Bureau’s Ditch The Rule website.