E&E NEWS: Supreme Court erases protections for most wetlands

The Supreme Court’s Thursday ruling in a Clean Water Act case involving an Idaho couple’s property erases protections for the majority of the nation’s wetlands, while also throwing the Biden administration’s signature water policy into limbo. The 5-4 decision in Sackett v. EPA — written by Justice Samuel Alito, heavily quoting the late Justice Antonin Scalia — […]

WLOS NEWS: 3rd-generation Hendersonville farmer applauds Supreme Court’s wetlands decision

The Supreme Court on Thursday rolled back federal safeguards for wetlands with the justices’ decision in Sackett v. EPA that narrowed the reach of environmental regulations. The Waters Advocacy Coalition said it was a significant victory for all farmers and private property owners, including those in Western North Carolina. Linda Pryor, a third-generation wholesale farmer in Hendersonville, […]

THE RAGING PATRIOT: Supreme Court Unanimously Rejects Key Biden Environmental Policy Regulating Bodies of Water

As the Biden administration tries to expand government authority, the Supreme Court issued a ruling that will restrict government regulation of bodies of water. “The Court’s opinion also upends the Biden Administration’s overreaching WOTUS rule,” said the Waters Advocacy Coalition, a group representing farmers, adding that the ruling gives farmers and landowners clarity. “After decades […]

SCOTUS overturns lower court ruling, narrows scope of jurisdictional test

WASHINGTON D.C., May 25, 2023 – Waters Advocacy Coalition, a broad cross-section of small businesses, farmers and job creators, released the following statement applauding the Supreme Court of the United States ruling that only wetlands adjoined to larger bodies of water are regulated by the Clean Water Act:  “The Supreme Court’s historic decision to define the […]

FOX NEWS: Supreme Court delivers blow to key Biden environmental policy

The Supreme Court on Thursday issued a ruling narrowing the federal government’s authority regulating bodies of water and effectively upending a Biden administration policy that recently went into effect. The Waters Advocacy Coalition, a group representing farmers, applauded the Supreme Court for preserving water protections while delivering clarity for farmers and landowners. “The Court’s opinion also upends […]

Nevada farmer: EPA’s rogue water rule threatens Nevada family farms and ranches. Here’s what can be done

By Bevan Lister, Nevada Farm Bureau President Published by the Reno Gazette Journal Protecting and preserving clean water are inherent to every agricultural producer. No one appreciates and values clean water more than Nevada farmers and ranchers growing crops and raising livestock in the driest state in the nation. Nevada’s agricultural producers are on the frontlines of […]

WAC: WOTUS solution in RESTART Act brings certainty and clarity to America’s core industries

Washington, D.C. (May 4, 2023) – Waters Advocacy Coalition (WAC), a broad cross-section of small businesses, farmers, energy producers and job creators, released the following statement praising Sen. Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) for introducing a Congressional solution to codify a clear and consistent definition of Waters of the United States (WOTUS) under the Clean Water […]

Arizona farmer: EPA’s new water rule creates unnecessary uncertainty for Arizona farmers and ranchers

By Stefanie Smallhouse, Arizona Farm Bureau President Published by the Arizona Daily Star As Arizonans, we all are keenly aware of the importance of water. But perhaps no one values water more than the family farmers and ranchers growing food and fiber in the arid Arizona climate. My family’s drinking water and our livelihood would […]

Montana farmer: Congress must take further action to stop EPA’s new water rule

By Cyndi Johnson, Montana Farm Bureau President Published by the Billings Gazette For Montana farmers and ranchers, spring typically brings warmer temperatures, thawing soil, the planting of new crops, and the inevitable rise of water levels as snow melts. But this year, as the snowmelt begins to send water across the pastures and fields of […]

WAC: Bipartisan Senate rejects EPA overreach with new WOTUS rule

Washington, D.C. (March 30, 2023) – Waters Advocacy Coalition, a broad cross-section of small businesses, farmers, and job creators, released the following statement praising broad bipartisan passage of the Congressional Review Act (CRA) to overturn the Biden administration’s finalized waters of the United States (WOTUS) rule:  “The strong bipartisan action by the U.S. Senate sends […]