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Farm Bureau Goes Point by Point to Debunk EPA's Claims on Waters of the US Proposed Rule

Thu, 17 Jul 2014 09:09:58 CDT

Farm Bureau Goes Point by Point to Debunk EPA's Claims on Waters of the US Proposed Rule The American Farm Bureau Federation last night released to Congress a comprehensive document that responds, point by point, to numerous inaccurate and misleading comments made about the Environmental Protection Agency's latest clean water rule. Nancy Stoner, EPA acting assistant administrator for water, made the statements in a recent agency blog post.

AFBF's document explains with specific citations to the proposed rule and other authorities how the rule would give EPA broad Clean Water Act jurisdiction over dry land features and farming practices long declared off-limits by Congress and the nation's highest court.

"AFBF and several state Farm Bureaus have met with the EPA repeatedly, and each time agency officials have declined to grapple with the serious, real world implications of the rule," AFBF President Bob Stallman said. "EPA is now engaged in an intensive public relations campaign, and we believe its statements are directly contrary to the reality of the proposed rule.

"We have therefore decided to take our arguments to a wider audience, as well. Farm Bureau is dedicated to communicating to farmers, their elected representatives and the public how the proposed rule will impose costly and time-intensive federal permitting regimes on commonplace and essential practices that our nation's farmers and ranchers depend on. Agency inspectors and courts will apply the rule, not EPA's talking points. It's time for the agency to ditch this rule and start over."

AFBF hopes this document will contribute to the ongoing discussion in Congress regarding the rule and its implications not only for farming, but for the U.S. economy more broadly.

Farm Bureau believes f ederal CWA authority should be limited to navigable streams and waterways that have continuous flow.

To view the entire document that offers the Farm Bureau response to EPA's comments, click here.

A sample of the high points of the Farm Bureau response can be seen by clicking here.

Meanwhile, EPA has ridiculed Farm Bureau and other groups that have united under the "Ditch the Rule" slogan- proclaiming instead "Ditch the Myth." Click here for the EPA webpage dedicated to this slogan.


   

 

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