The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) released a rule proposal in March attempting to expand their authority over Waters of the United States (WOTUS). The EPA currently has jurisdiction over “navigable” waterways, meaning a body of water you could sail a large ship through. If adopted, the rule would redefine navigable to include jurisdictional tributaries, ponds, streams, creeks, ditches, puddles, man-made conveyances, wet areas on pastures, etc. Basically, the federal government would control every drop of water in the country. The rule proposal amounts to the largest land grab in history and would result in additional onerous regulations for you as ranchers and landowners.
Take a stand and let the EPA know we will not allow this rule proposal to be implemented. The future of the cattle industry depends on it.
Click here to leave your comments by Nov. 14 and tell the EPA to #ditchtherule.