Corps of Engineers Hands Off Parts of Clean Water Act to States – DTN

🕔Aug 8, 2018The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is ready to hand over Clean Water Act permitting authority on a subset of protected waters to states and tribes. For decades, farmers and […]

EPA Acting Admin. Wheeler Plans to Reign in Regulations – DTN

🕔Jul 13, 2018Doors at EPA headquarters in Washington, D.C., were open to the press on Wednesday, as new Acting Administrator Andrew Wheeler addressed agency employees about the future of the EPA. While […]

EPA Wants Judgement in New York Waters of the U.S. Case – DTN

🕔Jul 5, 2018The EPA is expected to ask a federal judge in New York to rule in its favor on a lawsuit challenging the delay of the 2015 waters of the United […]

Waters of the U.S. Rule on Hold in 24 States – DTN

🕔Jun 13, 2018A federal district court in Georgia slapped a preliminary injunction on the 2015 waters of the United States, or WOTUS, rule on Friday, suspending the implementation of the rule in […]

WOTUS: Ag Groups Back in Court to Block EPA’s “Waters” Rule – DTN

🕔Feb 13, 2018Three years after President Barack Obama’s administration finalized the waters of the United States (WOTUS) rule in 2015, agriculture groups and states find themselves in a familiar position — back […]

A Look at the EPA: Recent Perspectives on the RFS and Agriculture

🕔Dec 4, 2017Recall that in December of 2016, agricultural policy observers expressed some measure of unease with President-elect Donald Trump’s pick to head the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt.  As The Wall Street Journal stated at the […]

Clean Water Act Still Alive – California Farmer Settles Lawsuit with Corps of Engineers

🕔Aug 18, 2017This week, it was announced that the parties have reached a settlement agreement in the Duarte Nursery v. Army Corps of Engineers.  This case has been a high-profile concern for landowners and […]

WOTUS: The 1972 Clean Water Act Was the Beginning. So Where Are We Now?

🕔Aug 14, 2017For years now, agriculture has been closely following the drama surrounding the definition of “Waters of the United States,” commonly referred to as WOTUS.  With a new administration in place, […]

Perdue Hopes for Delay on Clean Water Lawsuit Against California Farmer – DTN

🕔Aug 9, 2017U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue on Monday said that, in light of an effort to rewrite the waters of the United States rule, he’s hopeful the federal government can […]

WOTUS Rollback – Senators Ask EPA to Extend Comment Period – DTN

🕔Aug 8, 2017The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has yet to decide whether to grant a request by a number of Democratic senators to extend by 90 days the public comment period on […]

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