EPA's Proposed Clean Water Act Rule – Myths and Facts


Today Montana Farmers Union (MUF) posted to its web site an answer to the numerous myths and facts that have been circulating regarding the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) proposed rule regarding provisions of the Clean Water Act.

The two-page document, prepared by National Farmers Union (NFU), provides an overview of the proposed rule and offers much needed clarification in response to some of the worries that have been reported.

In a statement on March 25, 2014, Chandler Goule, NFU’s senior vice president of programs stated: “NFU has long advocated for increased certainty surrounding Clean Water Act requirements for family farmers and ranchers in the wake of complicating Supreme Court decisions. Today’s draft rule clarifies Clean Water Act jurisdiction, maintains existing agricultural exemptions and adds new exemptions, and encourages enrollment in U.S. Department of Agriculture conservation programs.” (emphasis added)


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