EPA wants rule to regulate ‘significant nexus’ waters: Hoeven: Proposal could bring lawsuits for US producers
WASHINGTON - A proposed rule from federal agencies could leave agriculture producers liable for water that flows into navigable waterways.
The comment period for the “waters of the United States” rule is open. The rule would allow the Environment Protection Agency to regulate any water source that flows into a navigable body of water, such as streams, lakes or reservoirs.
But Sen. John Hoeven, R-N.D., believes the rule could lead to lawsuits for farmers and ranchers.
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