MO Farmers to Benefit from WOTUS Withdrawal

Jun 27, 2017, 14:05 PM
Jun 27, 2017, 14:01 PM

Jefferson City, Mo. – Missouri Attorney General Josh Hawley issued the following statement following the EPA’s withdrawal today of the anti-agriculture Waters of the United States (WOTUS) Rule. The rule would have given the federal government regulatory authority over almost any body of water on farmland, including isolated streams, hundred-year floodplains and roadside ditches.

“We fought this rule vigorously in court, and now it is gone. I applaud the EPA for finally putting this unconstitutional, Obama-era regulation to rest. It is time we started protecting the farmers and ranchers who feed our families -- and the world. They will always have the unwavering support of my office. After eight years of unprecedented encroachment by Washington onto the jurisdictions of the states and localities, and onto the livelihood and liberty of individual Missourians, it is time for us to keep pushing back.”