Ag Group Letter Targets Senators Supporting WOTUS

Cindy ZimmermanAFBF, Audio, EPA, NAFB, water

The American Farm Bureau Federation (AFBF) and other farm groups sent a letter this week to members of the Senate who recently voted to oppose bipartisan legislation seeking to revise the EPA’s Waters of the US (WOTUS) rule urging them to support any new effort in the Senate “to direct the agencies not to implement this rule and initiate a new, more responsible, balanced and lawful rulemaking.”

nafb15-stallmanAFBF president Bob Stallman says the votes taken on WOTUS legislation gave the groups a list of senators to educate. “It did put senators on record as to where they stood,” he said in an interview last week at the National Association of Farm Broadcasting annual meeting. “We now have a target list of senators to work on.”

Stallman says they are continuing to push on the legislative front as the best and fastest way to take care of the controversial rule. “But at the same time we are pushing the litigation route,” he added. “We may have to have another Supreme Court case … this is a situation that we have to continue fighting.”

In this interview, Stallman also talks about his upcoming retirement as head of the nation’s largest general farm organization. [wpaudio url=”″ text=”Interview with AFBF president Bob Stallman”]

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