When the Waters of the United States (WOTUS) rule was expanded in 2015, it basically gave the federal government the authority to regulate almost any mud puddle in America. The impact it has had on our cattlemen, our farmers, and our ranchers since its implementation is devastating.
Thankfully, President Trump rolled back this misguided policy during his time in the White House. Unfortunately, the relief for farmers in Eastern Washington was only temporary, as President Biden and his Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) expanded the definition of WOTUS even further.
In today’s struggling economy, America’s agriculture community can’t afford any more uncertainty. Farmers and ranchers need relief, which is why I was proud to join my colleagues in passing a resolution to BLOCK this misguided federal overreach.
Here are a few of the things this resolution will do for rural communities:
The bottom line is that WOTUS is a prime example of the failed top-down, government-knows-best policies we’ve come to expect from this administration. The federal government must return decision making to the communities and individuals that know best, and I’m going to make sure it does.
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