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Grassley says WOTUS ruling limits EPA overreach

Pictured: Iowa Senator Chuck Grassley meets with the Iowa Cattlemen's Association on 11-22-2021. (IARN photo)

The Supreme Court Thursday ruled against the Environmental Protection Agency in the case Sackett vs. EPA regarding the Biden administration’s Waters of the U.S. rule. The court stated that wetlands under the jurisdiction of the Clean Water Act must have a continuous surface connection to bodies of water, making it difficult to determine where the water ends, and the wetland begins.

United States Senator from Iowa Chuck Grassley (R-IA) says the decision is a win for Iowa’s farmers.

Grassley says that Thursday’s WOTUS decision helps to clear up confusion and checks the power of the Environmental Protection Agency.

Lawmakers in Washington D.C. have been actively engaged in debt limit negotiations with some politicians warning that the United States could go into debt default and be unable to pay its bills as soon as June 1st if the debt ceiling isn’t raised.

Grassley says that the back and forth between the parties is normal in debt limit discussions and that an agreement will be reached.

Senator Grassley made his comments during his weekly ag conference call with farm broadcasters and reporters on Friday morning.