WOTUS Fine Print
Todd Neeley DTN Staff Reporter
Mon Jun 15, 2015 11:37 AM CDT

OMAHA (DTN) -- Lawsuits may be the last option for agriculture to stop the waters of the United States rule once it takes effect, but leaders from the American Farm Bureau Federation are counting on Congress to stop the rule before litigation becomes necessary.

Farm Bureau leaders said Thursday they understand farmers will face new Clean Water Act enforcement pressures starting far sooner than any court could stop a final rule.

"Think of the Federal Register as a giant, fat magical wand," Ellen Steen, general counsel for the American Farm Bureau Federation, said during a news conference. "Land features that ...

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