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Monday April 15th is Deadline for Submitting Comments to EPA on Waters of the US Rule

Sun, 14 Apr 2019 14:27:30 CDT

Monday April 15th is Deadline for Submitting Comments to EPA on Waters of the US Rule


The National Cattlemen's Beef Association's Chief Environmental Counsel Scott Yager says it may seem obvious that farmers and ranchers depend on a healthy environment for their livelihoods. But up on Capitol Hill, radical environmental groups have tried to build a different narrative.

In the debate over the 2015 Waters of the United States (WOTUS) rule, for example, opponents of have tried painting livestock producers as the enemy of clean water.

Yager contends thatís why cattlemen's comments for the proposed replacement of the 2015 WOTUS rule emphasize the importance of clean water and clear rules to farmers, ranchers and landowners.

In our Monday, April 15th Beef Buzz, Yager discusses why cattle producers should file comments on the Trump Administration's proposed water rule, and as a former EPA employee, he sheds some light on what happens behind the scenes when comments are filed on proposed rules.

The deadline to file comments with EPA is Monday April 15th- click or tap here to jump over to the NCBA website where they make it easy for you to tell your story to the EPA and get your commennts included that will offset the huge number of comments that are coming in from environmental groups opposing the rewrite of the Waters of the US Rule out forward by the Trump Administration.


The Beef Buzz is a regular feature heard on radio stations around the region on the Radio Oklahoma Network and is a regular audio feature found on this website as well. Click on the LISTEN BAR below for today's show and check out our archives for older Beef Buzz shows covering the gamut of the beef cattle industry today.



   
   


Ron Hays Beef Buzzes with Scott Yager of NCBA on Providing Comments to EPA on WOTUS
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