RALEIGH, N.C., June 27, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and Army Corps of Engineers are proposing a new rule that would reverse the previous administration's Waters of the U.S. (WOTUS) rule.
Larry Wooten, President of NC Farm Bureau said, "The murky WOTUS rule was flawed from the start and has only created uncertainty and confusion for regulators, farmers and landowners. Since 2015, we've kept a close eye on this rule because of its expansive overreach and its unclear defining of our state's waters. Today, we are pleased that the EPA took the first step to repeal the flawed WOTUS rule."
It is important to note that withdrawal of the rule will not harm water quality. The rule has never been implemented because it was stayed by both a federal district court and a federal court of appeals.
Wooten added, "Moving forward, Farm Bureau will be closely following the effort to revise the rule."
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SOURCE North Carolina Farm Bureau