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Peter Kinder on Environment

 

 


The EPA should respect the limits set by Congress

"Under Pres. Obama's new rules, regulated waterways would have been significantly expanded to include almost any body of water--such as dry creek beds, ponds, puddles, even drainage ditches--where water flows when it rains," Kinder said. "This poorly drafted rule would extend EPA authority into new areas not authorized by Congress. I applaud the court for recognizing that such sweeping changes need to be the product or reasoned deliberation between all stakeholders, not fanciful executive fiats. The proposed Waters of the U.S. rule is a bad idea that will cripple the livelihood of Missouri farmers and ranchers and their ability to produce food. The EPA should respect the limits set by Congress. Protecting Missouri waterways must remain a state regulatory function, and the Missouri DNR should be prevented from implementing these oppressive regulations imposed on them by Washington." In a 2-1 ruling, the Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit stopped enforcement of the Waters of the US rule.
Source: LtGov.mo.gov on 2016 Missouri gubernatorial race , Oct 13, 2015

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