Entries by Erica Mitchell

THE GAZETTE: Iowa gets injunction to halt federal water rules

A federal judge on Tuesday said Iowa may join states that have an injunction halting implementation of the 2015 Waters of the United States rule.   In the order signed by Chief Judge Daniel Hovland, of the U.S. District Court of North Dakota, Iowa is allowed to enjoin injunction proceedings filed by 12 states and […]

DELTA FARM PRESS: Three more states granted WOTUS injunction

After the Texas attorney general’s office threatened to appeal to a higher court, the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas granted a request for a temporary injunction on the implementation of the 2015 Waters of the United States, or WOTUS rule, in Texas, Mississippi and Louisiana.   The Texas court said its […]

E&E NEWS: CLEAN WATER RULE: Judge puts WOTUS on ice in Texas, La., Miss.

A federal judge blocked implementation of the Obama-era Clean Water Rule yesterday in Texas, Louisiana and Mississippi. Judge George Hanks Jr. of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas ruled from the bench during a hearing on state and industry lawyers’ request to freeze the regulation, also known as the Waters of […]

BROWNFIELD AG NEWS FOR AMERICA: Michigan Attorney General Says WOTUS Is Wrong

Michigan’s Attorney General says he’s going to continue to fight the Waters of the U.S. Rule after it was reinstated in 26 states including Michigan. “We’ll continue to fight this because it’s wrong headed, it takes the absolutely wrong approach.” Bill Schutte tells Brownfield he and a group of state Attorneys General filed suit against […]

THE NEWS-REVIEW: Clean Water Rule drowns out farmer fears

Thanks to a federal judge in South Carolina, Evan Kruse is taking stock of how much water is used at Kruse Farms and where it comes from. Because, if he hears of other farmers are getting fines, he’s going to “have to file for a permit to do absolutely every step of the farming process.”   The […]

THE DAILY SIGNAL: Commentary: 3 Reforms Conservatives Should Fight For in the Farm Bill

In 2015, the Obama administration finalized its infamous “Clean Water Rule” that defined which waters can be regulated under the Clean Water Act. This rule would regulate almost every water imaginable. For example, it would regulate certain man-made ditches and even regulate what most people would consider dry land. The rule would even make it more difficult for farmers […]