Groups file lawsuit challenging the latest WOTUS rule

Groups file lawsuit challenging the latest WOTUS rule

Several agriculture groups have filed a lawsuit in the Southern District of Texas challenging the Biden administration’s Waters of the United States rule. 

Mary-Thomas Hart, chief council for the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association says the definition is an attack on America’s farmers and ranchers. “We continue to fight to make sure that whatever definition comes out of EPA is going to provide farmers and ranchers really necessary regulatory clarity while also not extending federal jurisdiction beyond the limits of the Clean Water Act,” she says. 

She tells Brownfield that agricultural exemptions added in the final rule for stock ponds, prior converted cropland, and certain farm ditches lacks regulatory certainty for producers. 

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