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View from the blog-o-sphereA Controversial EPA Rule Is Pitting Small Farmers Against Big Agribusiness

By Natasha Geiling – Think Progress – January 14, 2016
In May, when the EPA released its final version of the Clean Water Rule — meant to clarify which waters are under the jurisdiction of the Clean Water Act — the agency cheered the broad reach of the rule, arguing that it would protect the drinking water of some 117 million Americans, or roughly a third of the population. But when Sen. Joni Ernst (R-IA) introduced a resolution to kill the EPA’s Clean Water Rule back in November, she seemed especially concerned with the rule’s impact on a single group in particular: farmers and ranchers, who comprise just two percent of the population. For full story, click here.

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One Response to Views from the blog-o-sphere

  1. Rita Watson says:

    That was very enlightening. I didn’t know half as much about the controversial EPA rule that small farmers or big agribusiness are struggling with. I’m very glad to be more informed. Thank you.

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