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Administrator says EPA remains committed to farmers and ranchers

The head of the EPA says the new Navigable Waters Protection Rule shows the administration’s commitment to America’s farmers and ranchers.

Administrator Andrew Wheeler told attendees of the 2020 Cattle Industry Convention that President Trump knew the negative impact regulations like the 2015 Waters of the US Rule had on the nation’s farmers and ranchers and he vowed to fix it.

Wheelers says the new Navigable Waters Protection Rule does just that.  “We are providing a certainty the American public needs in a manner that will be upheld by the courts,” he says. “In developing this rule, we followed the language of the Clean Water Act and the relevant Supreme Court decisions.”

He says the administration has defined what is and what is not considered a navigable water. And most importantly to farm country he says, “we excluded your ditches AND we also excluded farm and stock watering ponds.”

AUDIO: EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler

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