An Agricultural Perspective on the WOTUS Rule

As the EPA under Pruitt begins to reconsider the WOTUS rule and organizations such as GBK and the Waterkeeper Alliance work to assure that changes in jurisdiction will not result in losses for water quality, it is important to understand the perspectives of all sides in the debate. The article below, from PBS, is a thoughtful analysis of why farmers and ranchers may think the WOTUS rule went too far. It also considers the perspective s of supporters of the rule. This controversy is going to be with us for awhile, and no matter the outcome, the limits of CWA jurisdiction will not be immediately settled. If you love and appreciate rivers, bayous, and wetlands, it is worth a read.

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