During a hearing on Wednesday, House Agriculture Committee members questioned EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy, on the agency’s overreaching, burdensome regulations and policies such as the “waters of the United States” rule, and proposed changes to the ozone standard and pesticide uses.
“America’s farmers, ranchers, and foresters are the original conservationists who take great pride in their stewardship of the land. The EPA has chosen to disregard producer-driven, voluntary conservation efforts, and instead put in place several regulatory policies that ignore sound science and stakeholder concerns,” said Chairman Michael Conaway (R-TX). “I appreciate Administrator McCarthy for coming before the committee to answer our questions and I hope the committee and EPA can move forward with a more productive and cooperative relationship. But even more, I am glad we were able to shed light on the valuable and important efforts our farmers, ranchers, and foresters are putting forth to protect our environment and natural resources.”
Listen to McCarthy’s testimony and some of the questioning by committee members here: [wpaudio url=”http://traffic.libsyn.com/zimmcomm/house-mccarthy.mp3″ text=”House Ag Hearing with EPA Chief”]