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Monday 07/07/14

EPA Chief Headed to Show-Me State
EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy is taking a road trip to Missouri later this week to "meet with farmers, stakeholders and agribusiness leaders to discuss Waters of the US, a proposed rule that clarifies and protects our nations' waters under the Clean Water Act."[Read Full Blog Post]
Posted at 4:02PM CDT 07/07/14 by Chris Clayton | Post a Comment
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A retired, sociologist, Not very logical to retire and go farming. I have nothing against doing the best that we can in the ag profession, but I often wonder how many of the enviro influencers could actually make a living producing food.
Posted by Bonnie Dukowitz at 5:29AM CDT 07/08/14
Clearly these new rules overreach 5th amendment rights along with overstepping congress. Why aren't they meeting with farmers in the "Praire Pothole Region", obviously this is a ploy to stop all drainage in that region with wetland compliance, and now the new EPA rules they will "condemn our cropland". We just celebrated Independence Day, where did the Independence go? Meeting with hobby farmers is a joke and shows how serious they are about listening to our needs. They said when they passed wetland compliance for crop insurance in the farm bill there where only 2 or 3 producers out of compliance in the nation and now where I live since passing there are all time record wetland violations with the signing of a pen but supposedly no rules have changed. Crazy!!! A bill built on lies!!! The EPA step will be the final step in closing drainage, making it impossible to get approvals by overloading you with a time consuming, costly permit process in which they can deny you if they feel like it. Look what's happening with the IRS, VA, EPA, NRCS the list goes on and on. These government should never have this much power or control no matter which party is in power. When they name Czars as heads of these government entities what does that tell you? The word Czar doesn't sound like, justice, liberty, freedom or due process to me, what does it sound like to you?
Posted by Unknown at 8:04AM CDT 07/08/14
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