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EPA administrator urges farmers, ranchers to comment on WOTUS

 

By: NCBA press release
8/22/2017 2:33:15 PM

 

On Aug. 16, The National Cattlemen's Beef Association (NCBA) released a video featuring U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt, in which Pruitt urges farmers and ranchers to submit official comments on the repeal of the Waters of the United States (WOTUS) rule. The deadline to submit comments is Aug. 28.

"When comments are made a part of a record - as rule-making - we have an obligation to review them," Pruitt said in video. "It helps inform our decision-making process; it helps us make better decisions. And so we want farmers and ranchers across this country to provide comments."

The video was filmed during a visit that Pruitt and his senior staff made earlier this month to the Frasier Ranch, located just outside Last Chance, Colorado. During the visit, part of his nationwide "State Action Tour," Pruitt met with and solicited input from several dozen local ranchers about how to proceed after the Obama-era WOTUS is repealed.

Georgia Farm Bureau has been at the forefront of efforts to have the rule repealed. To submit a comment visit www.gfb.org/legislative/action.html.

 

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