AG POLICY NEWS
Senators Meet with McCarthy
Jerry Hagstrom DTN Political Correspondent
Wed Jul 23, 2014 07:21 AM CDT

WASHINGTON (DTN) -- Republican members of the Senate Agriculture Committee finally got their meeting with Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Gina McCarthy on Tuesday and urged her to withdraw the Waters of the U.S. rule, but a McCarthy spokeswoman said issues with the rule can be handled in the agency's comment process.

McCarthy got an earful about the agency's problems in rural America. In what appeared to be a coordinated effort, three senators all issued immediate news releases criticizing the administration and the EPA proposal.

"The Waters of the United States proposal and the agriculture interpretive rule are a source of ...

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