NEWS
EPA's Reach Saturates Water Rule Debate
Todd Neeley DTN Staff Reporter
Thu Dec 5, 2013 12:25 PM CST

OMAHA (DTN) -- Depending on whom you ask, the Clean Water Act guidance rule currently under review will either expand the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's reach into intermittent streams and other water bodies on farms and ranches, or it will narrow EPA's reach and lead to fewer water bodies being regulated.

Since the agency released the draft guidance proposal in 2011, EPA's own analysis concluded the guidance would bring more waters into the agency's jurisdiction -- including waters not considered to be navigable, such as intermittent streams.

Last week, however, Nancy Stoner, EPA acting assistant administrator for water, wrote in ...

Quick View
  • Crop Tech Corner Researchers have developed GE wheat that yields far better under hot conditions, a wheat gene is ...
  • The Attraction of Youth Combine genotyping with a yearling bull, or even a weanling, and you're less likely to make a poo...
  • Kubota Steps Up A new mid-range, high-horsepower M7 tractor moves this company into the row-crop arena.
  • SCO Sticker Shock Costs and potential disconnect with county yields make the Supplemental Coverage Option a hard se...
  • Clean Water Goes a Long Way Cleaning up 900 feet of a small creek in Kentucky brings rebirth to water once choked with sedime...
  • Beef Checkoff Effort Resumes Members of the eight organizations comprising the Beef Checkoff Enhancement Working Group were se...
  • Ag and Environment Outlook Agriculture continues to watch how the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency implements the propos...
  • Surgery on Plastics Dharma Kodali's goal is to insert soybean oil in the basic ingredient list for PVC plastics.
  • Ask the Vet How should I treat a cow with a swelling on her flank?
Related News Stories
H7N9 Bird Flu Found in BC Woman
Top 10 Ag Stories of 2014: 2, 3
Top 10 Ag Stories of 2014: 8, 9, 10
Crop Tech Corner