OP-ED FROM CHAIRMEN OF THE WESTERN CAUCUSES ON OBAMA-BIDEN WATER RULE – HERE'S WHY WE MUST STOP THIS OVERREACH... AGAIN

Opposition to Biden Revoking Navigable Waters Protection Rule

Sen. Steve Daines and Rep Dan Newhouse, chairmen of the Senate and Congressional Western Caucuses, stated in a recent Op-Ed their position on the Biden administration to revoke the Navigable Waters Protection Rule put in place by the Trump administration.

As the respective chairmen of the Senate and Congressional Western Caucuses, a group of members who work to lift the voice of the rural West in Congress, we have a vested interest in how the federal government’s regulations impact water, agriculture and natural resources across the country – especially when these regulations burden the rural communities we represent.

WOTUS

The "Waters of the United States" (WOTUS) rule by then-President Obama and Vice President Biden was a drastic land and water grab that sought to give unprecedented power to unelected bureaucrats in Washington, D.C., at the expense of farmers, ranchers, small business owners and the American people.

"This isn’t just partisan rhetoric – the courts ruled that the 2015 definition was more expansive than the statute and the Constitution allow.

Obama-Biden WOTUS Offered Confusion, Risk to Land Owners, and Federal Overreaching

WOTUS provided none of the clarity and certainty it promised. Instead, it created confusion and put landowners at risk by giving federal agencies almost unlimited authority to regulate – at their discretion – any low spot where rainwater collects. This included common farm ditches, streams, small ponds, creeks and isolated wetlands found on and near farms and ranches across the nation – no matter how small or seemingly unconnected they may be to true "navigable waters."

Read the full commentary HERE


NEWSLETTER

DONATE

Please consider donating to Protect The Harvest.

Donate Today

FRIEND OF THE LAND

Nominate a Friend of the Land.

Nominate a Friend

Events

  • Gilroy Rodeo

    Join us at the Gilroy Rodeo. The dates include Friday, August 12, 2022 - Sunday, August 14, 2022 We would love to see you there!


  • CALIFORNIA'S RICHE$T

    Join us at the CALIFORNIA'S RICHE$T. The dates include Saturday, August 6, 2022 - Sunday, August 7, 2022 We would love to see you there!


  • NHRA US NATIONALS-Indianapolis

    Join us at the NHRA US NATIONALS-Indianapolis. The dates include Wednesday, August 31, 2022 - Monday, September 5, 2022 We would love to see you there!


Events

  • Starts: Friday, August 12, 2022

    Gilroy Rodeo

    Join us at the Gilroy Rodeo. The dates include Friday, August 12, 2022 - Sunday, August 14, 2022 We would love to see you there!

    3 months from now
    Website Location
  • Starts: Saturday, August 6, 2022

    CALIFORNIA'S RICHE$T

    Join us at the CALIFORNIA'S RICHE$T. The dates include Saturday, August 6, 2022 - Sunday, August 7, 2022 We would love to see you there!

    3 months from now
    Website Location
  • Starts: Wednesday, August 31, 2022

    NHRA US NATIONALS-Indianapolis

    Join us at the NHRA US NATIONALS-Indianapolis. The dates include Wednesday, August 31, 2022 - Monday, September 5, 2022 We would love to see you there!

    3 months from now
    Website Location
  • Starts: Thursday, August 11, 2022

    Missouri Fox Trotting Horse Event

    Join us at the Missouri Fox Trotting Horse Event. The dates include Thursday, August 11, 2022 - Saturday, August 13, 2022 We would love to see you there!

    3 months from now
    Website Location
  • Starts: Monday, May 16, 2022

    Missouri Inaugural Beef Days

    Join us at the Missouri Inaugural Beef Days. The dates include Monday, May 16, 2022 - Saturday, May 21, 2022 We would love to see you there!

    11 hours ago
    Website Location
  • Starts: Wednesday, June 15, 2022

    Pulaski County, Missouri Regional Fair Carnival

    Join us at the Pulaski County, Missouri Regional Fair Carnival. The dates include Wednesday, June 15, 2022 - Saturday, June 18, 2022 We would love to see you there!

    4 weeks from now
    Website Location
  • Starts: Tuesday, June 28, 2022

    NAITC National Conference

    Join us at the NAITC National Conference. The dates include Tuesday, June 28, 2022 - Friday, July 1, 2022 We would love to see you there!

    1 month from now
    Website Location