The U.S. Senate plans to vote on S. 1140 and possibly the Congressional Review Act concerning the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and Army Corp of Engineers’ Waters of the United States (WOTUS) rule next week.
If passed, this would force EPA and the Corps to withdraw its damaging WOTUS rule.
Minnesota corn farmers: It’s time to make your voices heard. Tell Sen. Amy Klobuchar and Sen. Al Franken to vote YES on S. 1140 and the Congressional Review Act to stop WOTUS once and for all. The Minnesota Corn Growers Association has set up an easy-to-use online system for you to submit comments to both Klobuchar’s and Franken’s offices.
Click here to access the system. It only takes a couple of minutes to tell both senators to support stopping the harmful WOTUS rule.
WOTUS went into effect in August, but was halted nationwide by the U.S. Court of Appeals not long after. Thirty-one states are challenging the rule in various federal courts on multiple grounds, including violations of the processes used to develop the law, the rule’s methodology, questions about whether the rule violates Congressional authority and documents from Corps officials expressing strong concerns about the final rule.
Tell Senators Klobuchar and Franken that it should be Congress that has the responsibility to determine what the WOTUS rule means. This important decision should not be deferred to the courts and a complicated web of legal decisions that will do nothing to improve water quality and everything to unnecessarily confuse farmers and landowners.
By supporting S. 1140 and the Congressional Review Act, Klobuchar and Franken can play a role in getting the process going for working on a new rule, one that provides a consistent, predictable and timely regulatory process that is focused on truly protecting water quality.