USCA Commends President Donald J. Trump on "Ditching the Rule"
Sept 17, 2019
(WASHINGTON) – Last week, Acting Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency, Andrew Wheeler, announced a repeal of the 2015 Waters of the United States (WOTUS) Rule. In an effort to re-establish consistency and repair a "patchwork" of regulations brought on by judicial decisions, the 2015 rule was repealed and will be replaced by the pre-2015 regulations.
United States Cattlemen's Association (USCA) President Kenny Graner issued the following statement:
"USCA applauds the Trump Administration for rectifying this gross regulatory overreach and rolling back the 2015 WOTUS Rule. America's farming and ranching families produce the safest, most bountiful food supply in the world, and we owe it to our careful stewardship of the land.
"The 2015 WOTUS Rule would have reassigned jurisdiction of our nation's ditches, puddles, and intermittent streams to the federal government, which would have effectively stymied our ability to produce food, fiber, and fuel. We look forward to working with the Administration to propose a commonsense and ecologically sound WOTUS definition."
Established in 2007, USCA is committed to enhancing and expanding the cattle industry’s voice on Capitol Hill. USCA has a full-time presence in Washington, giving cattle producers across the country a strong influence on policy development. For more information go to www.uscattlemen.org.