G. McConway
January 5, 2023

Biden Eco Regulation Angers American Farmers

This weekend, Joe Biden snuck in some new eco-friendly legislation that did not garner many headlines.

For those that it impacts, however, it might as well have been a tsunami.

The Biden order will permanently shelve a Trump order and revive an order that was put in place during the Obama administration.

Small Waterways

The new legislation regulates how small waterways are protected.

The problem is that this order will now dictate how farmers and businesses can use their land, which especially has farmers up in arms.

When Trump tried to get rid of the Obama order, a federal judge put the order on the shelf. The ruling stated how these business owners' waterways on their lands also impact bigger waterways they feed into.

EPA Administrator Michael Regan said the regulation change "safeguards our nation's waters, strengthens economic opportunity, and protects people's health."

That is now how farmers and other landowners see this, however.

Zippy Duvall, the president of the American Farm Bureau Federation, stated, "AFBF is extremely disappointed in the EPA and Army Corps of Engineers' new Waters of the United States Rule.

"Farmers and ranchers share the goal of protecting the nation's waterways, but they deserve rules that don't require a team of attorneys and consultants to identify 'navigable waters' on their land."

He later added, "EPA has doubled down on the old significant nexus test, creating more complicated regulations that will impose a quagmire of regulatory uncertainty on large areas of private farmland miles from the nearest navigable water."

Farmers believe this will jeopardize food security in this country, but Biden could care less.

If it has Donald Trump's name on it, he wants it gone from the government, period.

Ted McKinney, the president of the National Association of State Departments of Agriculture, stated, "The EPA's latest rule on defining 'waters of the United States' is a statement of federal overreach that ignores states' authority to regulate intrastate water quality and the Clean Water Act's statutory mandate for cooperative federalism."

Government overreach, that is what Democrats are all about these days.

Source: Fox News

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