Andy Johnson and his family are also freed from any liability for EPA fines for constructing the environmentally beneficial pond on their property in Bridger, Wyoming
Cheyenne, Wyoming; May 9, 2016: The long ordeal that Andy Johnson and his family went through with the Environmental Protection Agency, concerning their construction of an environmentally friendly stock pond on their private property in Bridger, Wyo., is finally over. After ordering Andy Johnson to remove the pond, on pain of tens of millions of dollars in potential fines, the federal government has agreed to a settlement of the case – and a federal court approved the settlement this week.
WASHINGTON, D.C, May 17, 2016 – Three Farm Bureau members on May 17 called on the federal government to use more carrots and fewer sticks with farmers who care for land that has often been in their families for generations. Pennsylvania Farm Bureau President Richard Ebert, former Ohio Farm Bureau President Terry McClure and Florida Farm Bureau member Kate English testified before the House Agriculture Subcommittee on Conservation and Forestry.
The primary goal of the Wyoming Farm Bureau is to take appropriate actions to protect private property rights and help members achieve an equitable return on their investment.
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