Farm Bureau: Maps Show Massive Increase in EPA Authority, Regulatory Uncertainty for Everyone Else - Aug. 12, 2015
WASHINGTON, D.C., August 12, 2015 – A series of maps released today by the American Farm Bureau Federation show how the Environmental Protection Agency will radically expand its jurisdiction over land use if its controversial Waters of the United States rule takes effect as expected Aug. 28. That expansion comes even as major parts of the rule remain largely incomprehensible to experts and laypeople, alike.Full Article
Statement by Bob Stallman, President, American Farm Bureau Federation, Regarding Injunction Against EPA Water Rule - Aug. 28, 2015
WASHINGTON, D.C., August 28, 2015 – “Last night Chief Judge Ralph Erickson of the District Court of North Dakota issued an order to stop the EPA’s Waters of the U.S. rule in its tracks. He found strong evidence that the EPA was arbitrary and capricious in its rulemaking. He saw no connection between key provisions of the rule and science that was presented to support it. Based on evidence presented so far, he ordered that the rule be stopped while the litigation continues to a conclusion," said American Farm Bureau Federation President Bob Stallman.Full Article
Andy Johnson of Fort Bridger, WY, built an ecologically beneficial pond for his farm livestock; EPA is illegally ordering it “dismantled” — and threatening him with unbelievable fines- nearly $40,000 per day!
Cheyenne, Wyoming; August 27, 2015: U.S. Clean Water Act regulators are violating federal law by telling Andy Johnson, owner of a small farm in Fort Bridger, Wyoming, that he did not have the right to create a stock pond on his land, and by threatening him with millions of dollars in fines if he does not bow to their demands and destroy the environmentally beneficial pond.Full Article
Aug. 27, 2015--A preliminary injunction was issued today by a federal district court judge in North Dakota, blocking implementation of the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) controversial “Waters of the United States” (WOTUS) rule. The injunction keeps the rule from taking effect tomorrow, Aug. 28.Full Article
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