Revelations 18:23:’For the merchants were the great men of the earth; for by thy sorceries were all nations deceived.’
- Heads up, farmers: Biden is coming for your water
- If you live in rural America, odds are that hearing the phrase “waters of the United States” – more commonly known as WOTUS – gives you some unease.
- In 2015, the Obama-Biden administration enacted a WOTUS rule that essentially gave the federal government jurisdiction over every body of water in the country, including streams and ditches.
- The Biden administration is back with a new WOTUS rule that will create more uncertainty and condemn communities across the country to regulatory limbo.
- The message is clear: the Biden Administration’s rule will not result in cleaner water, but it will threaten our nation’s food supply chain.
- Instead of assisting farmers’ and ranchers’ efforts to protect clean water, the EPA’s proposed WOTUS rule is a boon to activists who will use it to stall, delay or halt rural development, eliminate incentives for locally led conservation, and further erode the confidence of America’s farmers and ranchers in the federal government.
- As farmers, we understand that those of us closest to the land, whose livelihoods depend on clean water, clean air and healthy ecosystems, are the best stewards of our resources – not the federal government. We should not need teams of attorneys to determine whether we can plow a field or make improvements to our land. Unfortunately, that will be the reality with a return to burdensome and confusing water rules.
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