The Waters of the United States rule, put forth by the Environmental Protection Agency during the Obama Administration, is still bothering landowners and agricultural organizations.
There is an effort in Congress, supported by our own Iowa Senator Joni Ernst, to narrow federal jurisdiction in a way that future presidents, or their federal agencies cannot change without congressional approval.
Unfortunately, it has to have congressional approval as the first step.
Scott Yager, chief environmental counsel for the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA), has been following the repeal process of the Waters of the United States (WOTUS), which has been years in the making.
Yager says as far as the Obama-era WOTUS rule is concerned though, it is near its end. At present, the rule’s repeal paperwork is being reviewed by the White House’s Office of Management & Budget where it is expected to be advanced sometime this month.
Yager recently spoke with Ron Hays of the Radio Oklahoma Network.
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