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U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Michael Regan says EPA is continuing its rulemaking process while the Supreme Court decides on a definition of waters of the U.S. (WOTUS). EPA has been leading roundtable discussions with farmers and elected agricultural officials, saying they are taking into consideration concerns from the agricultural community.

The definition of WOTUS came into question earlier this year after an Idaho couple purchased land on which to build a new home, only to be told by the government the land is considered a wetland and their build would violate the Clean Water Act. The case rose to the Supreme Court where it is expected to be heard in October. Earlier this spring, 200 House Republicans called on the Biden Administration to drop its plan to expand the scope of WOTUS until the case is decided upon.

Read more on EPA’s WOTUS rulemaking here.


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