Montana Farm Bureau Applauds Stay of Water of U.S. Rule


The Montana Farm Bureau Federation (MFBF) applauds the Sixth Circuit Court for ordering the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to stop enforcement nationwide of the Waters of the United States (WOTUS) rule.

“The court has listened to reason, as the judges expressed strong concerns over the legality of this rule. These concerns are what Farm Bureau has been pointing out since the rule’s inception,” said MFBF President Bob Hanson. “This is a win for farmers, ranchers, municipalities, natural resource providers, landowners – everyone who has opposed this disastrous rule. When 13 state district attorneys, including Montana Attorney General Tim Fox, all express concerns, you know there are real flaws in the law.”

The American Farm Bureau had been expressing strong opposition since WOTUS was introduced. American Farm Bureau President Bob Stallman said, “We are confident that the courts will strike down this rule. Unfortunately, we also know stays don’t last forever, and cases like this take years to win. We again ask the Senate to pass legislation to nullify this rule just as the House has already done. Farmers and ranchers cannot afford to wait.”


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