NEW MEXICO FARM BUREAU: New Mexico Farm & Livestock Bureau Applauds EPA’s New WOTUS Rule


New Mexico Farm Bureau issued the following announcement on Dec. 14.

Craig Ogden, President of New Mexico Farm & Livestock Bureau, attended the signing of the proposed Clean Water Rule issued by the EPA on December 11 in Washington, D.C.

The new rule is in response to the federal overreach and ambiguity which plagued the Waters of the US rule promulgated under the Obama administration. “New Mexico’s farmers and ranchers work every day to protect our nation’s water resources. We needed a new water rule that protects clean water and provides clear guidelines for people and communities to follow. This new rule will allow farmers and ranchers to comply with the law and productively work their land while protecting our water resources,” said Craig Ogden.

“Like our neighbors, we want to protect land and water in our local communities and clean water is imperative to agriculture. We believe this new Clean Water Rule is rooted in common-sense because it protects our resources and provides greater clarity so that federally regulated waterways are more clearly defined,” said Ogden.

Background:

On Tuesday, the Environmental Protection Agency and the US Army Corps of Engineers unveiled their new proposed WOTUS definition. The new rule will be open for public comment for 60 days after being published in the Federal Register.

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Source: New Mexico Farm Bureau

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