The American Farm Bureau Federation praised the EPA’s decision to collaborate closely with state governors regarding revision of WOTUS. AFBF general counsel Ellen Steen said the outreach represents a new openness from the EPA.
“It’s a refreshing new openness on the part U.S. EPA to receiving input from the states in the area of water quality. It reflects we hope a less top down heavy handed approach from U.S. EPA.”
Steen added for agriculture and Farm Bureau, the collaboration offers a new opportunity to work with state governments to provide input on the revised WOTUS rule.
“We’re all going to have opportunities to influence that new rule over the next year but early influence is always really important and this is a early opportunity to work with your state and try to shape the future of the new rule,” Steen continued.
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