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THE HUTCHINSON NEWS: EPA and Army Corps of Engineers sign proposed WOTUS rule

The Environmental Protection Agency and Department of the Army signed a proposal redefining of the Waters of the United States Rule Dec. 11 to the approval of Kansas politicians and ag leaders. The EPA was directed by an executive order from President Donald Trump to redefine the rule, which was originally implemented by the Obama […]

THE NORTH PLATTE TELEGRAPH: Opinion: Adrian Smith: Looking back at a productive 2018

Earlier in December, President Trump issued a new rule to supplant President Obama’s vastly overreaching Waters of the U.S. rule which threatened the productivity of our farmers and ranchers. When President Obama’s EPA first issued the rule, I introduced a joint resolution to repeal it under the Congressional Review Act which easily passed both the […]

IDAHO STATE JOURNAL: Opinion: On the importance of water infrastructure

To best enable water projects and towns across Idaho and our nation to continue to deliver clean water while facing growing pressures on our water resources, primary jurisdiction over the allocation, management and use of water must remain as constitutionally directed — with the states, not the federal government. Last year, President Trump issued an […]

AL.COM: Opinion: EPA seeks clarity on Clean Water Act for farmers, landowners and states

Concern has been raised that burdensome and excessive federal regulations can delay or prohibit American businesses from investing in infrastructure or land development projects that will create jobs, grow crops, and improve how we manage our natural resources. Upon taking office, President Trump initiated a process to review and replace unnecessary regulatory barriers, which included […]