Administration Asked to Suspend WOTUS Enforcement Nationwide
Some producer groups are asking the Obama administration to suspend enforcement of its new Clean Water Act rule until a court case is resolved.
The administration considers implementation of the rule blocked in only 13 states as a result of last week's decision by a North Dakota federal judge.
In a letter to the EPA and the Army Corps of Engineers on Monday, the National Milk Producers Federation said that because of the ruling, dairy farmers will be treated differently nationwide depending on where they live.
“Therefore, we ask that EPA and the Corp of Engineers use their enforcement discretion and cease application of the recent WOTUS rule in all 50 states, until such time as it can be evenly applied in every state,” the letter said. The rule went into effect in most states on Friday.
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