2023 WOTUS Expands Beyond Pre-2015 Regulations

March 20, 2023 The Honorable Tom Carper Chairman Committee on Environment and Public Works United States Senate Washington, DC  20510 The Honorable Shelley Moore Capito Ranking Member Committee on Environment and Public Works United States Senate Washington, DC  20510 Dear Chairman Carper and Ranking Member Capito: As organizations representing a broad range of sectors from […]

New Water Rule Increases Confusion, Lacks Clarity

WASHINGTON, December 30, 2022 – The Waters Advocacy Coalition, which includes nearly 50 organizations representing agriculture, energy, infrastructure, construction and real estate, manufacturing, mining, specialty pesticides, state departments of agriculture, and many other job creators, is extremely disappointed in the Environmental Protection Agency’s and Army Corps of Engineers’ final Waters of the United States (WOTUS) […]

Waters Advocacy Coalition Applauds New Clean Water Rule

WASHINGTON – January 23, 2020 – The Waters Advocacy Coalition, a broad cross-section of small businesses, farmers, ranchers and builders, today applauds the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps of Engineers) for replacing the 2015 Waters of the United States (WOTUS) regulation with a new Clean Water rule […]

Waters Advocacy Coalition: It’s Time For Clean Water And Clear Rules

WASHINGTON – September 12, 2019 –The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers  (USACE) today announced a final rule repealing the unlawful 2015 Waters of the United States (WOTUS) rule, which vastly and unclearly expanded the definition of “Waters of the United States” beyond the limits imposed by Congress and […]

IOWA AGRIBUSINESS RADIO NETWORK: Clean water rule comment period opened by EPA

For years, farm groups and producers made their voices heard about the proposed Waters of the United States (WOTUS) rule by the Army Corps of Engineers and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) under the Obama Administration. The EPA under the Trump Administration has tabled that rule and proposed a new WOTUS definition, and the comment […]

BROWNFIELD AG NEWS FOR AMERICA: Farm Bureau Urging Comments On New Clean Water Rule

Farm Bureau groups are galvanizing members to comment on the new Clean Water Rule. Leslie Holloway, head of regulatory affairs with the Missouri Farm Bureau, tells members the new rule is better than the far-reaching Waters of the U.S. (WOTUS) rule under the Obama administration, “This proposed rule is completely different from that. It IS […]

RADIO 570 WNAX: EPA Opens Comment Period on WOTUS Rewrite

Late last week the public comment period started on the rewrite of the Waters of the U.S. Rule and will remain open until April 15. National Cattlemen’s Beef Association Chief Environmental Counsel Scott Yager says his group is in favor of the re-written regulation and will be filing comments supporting it. He says several environmental […]

SPRINGFIELD BUSINESS JOURNAL: Opinion: Clean Water Rule a significant improvement for Missouri

After years of legal and political battling, the Trump administration is nearing the final stage of undoing President Obama’s overzealous Waters of the United States rule. A far more reasonable regulation known as the Clean Water Rule would take its place. Between Feb. 14 and April 15, the Environmental Protection Agency is taking comments on […]


In a statement to DTN, American Farm Bureau Federation President Zippy Duvall said the group supports the proposal. “Today’s release of a new draft Clean Water Rule is a major step toward fair and understandable water regulation on America’s farms and ranches and other working lands,” Duvall said. “We haven’t yet examined every word of […]

THE AUGUSTA CHRONICLE: Editorial: EPA rules on water are ridiculous overreach on landowners

Last December, the Trump administration presented a proposal to pull back many of the EPA’s cumbersome rules – among them, the Waters of the United States, or WOTUS, regulations. Those are rules regarding “navigable waters” that basically tell Americans what they can do with sometimes even the tiniest sprinkling of water on their property. Under […]