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Sen. Moran Expresses Concern with New EPA Water Rules

Screen Shot 2014-03-28 at 1.02.23 PMWASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Jerry Moran (R-Kan.) – member of the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies – on Thursday  expressed concern with a proposed Clean Water Act rule released this week by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE). The new rule would expand their authority of waters regulated by the Clean Water Act including small streams and wetlands.

“Unfortunately, the EPA continues to draft and implement unreasonable rules that increase burdens for farmers and ranchers in Kansas and across the country,” Sen. Moran said. “The proposed rule would expand federal authority to almost all waters in the United States including small streams and wetlands on private property that dry up during the summer months. This is yet another example of federal government overreach and unnecessary intrusion into the lives of Americans, and I encourage Kansas producers to make their voices heard.”

The new rule is subject to a 90-day comment period. To comment on the proposed rule, visit epa.gov/uswaters.

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