During a press conference today, a bipartisan group of senators announced the Federal Water Quality Protection Act that requires the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to rewrite the proposed waters of the U.S. regulation.
President of the National Association of Wheat Growers (NAWG), Brett Blankenship, issued the following statement.
“We applaud the efforts by this group of Senators and the introduction of this bill that seeks to protect the water quality of navigable waters and more clearly define what waters of the U.S. includes and does not include. On behalf of the nation’s wheat growers, we look forward to working with Congressional leadership to ensure a swift passage. We are very supportive of this legislation that addresses significant flaws in the proposed WOTUS rule.”
NAWG also joined a group of agricultural organizations voicing support for the Act by signing on to a letter sent to the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works. This legislation establishes sound principles to guide the agencies’ action on a “waters of the U.S.” rule so the final result reflects the statutory limits created by Congress.