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Senators Call for Withdrawal of Waters of the United States Rule

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

(American Meat Institute)

On Thursday, October 23, nine Senators wrote to Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Gina McCarthy, Secretary of the Army John McHugh, and Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack to request the withdrawal of the Waters of the United States Interpretive Rule. The Senators argue that not only does the rule add uncertainty as to which agricultural practices are exempt under the Clean Water Act, but that it also fundamentally alters the relationship of trust that has been built over many years between the Department of Agriculture and America's farmers and ranchers.

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