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U.S. Senators release video to overturn controversial water rule

Gary Black, Georgia's Agriculture Commissioner Gary Black, Georgia's Agriculture Commissioner
Zippy Duvall, Georgia Farm Bureau President Zippy Duvall, Georgia Farm Bureau President
Joe Hopkins, Past President of the Forest Landowners Association Joe Hopkins, Past President of the Forest Landowners Association

Georgia's U.S. Senators release a new video urging Congress to overturn a controversial water rule.

The video features Georgia Agriculture Commissioner Gary Black, other top state agriculture leaders and Georgia farmers.
They say the Environmental Protection Agency's "Waters of the United States" regulation would expose farmers, ranchers, and businesses to high compliance costs and unnecessary government intrusion.

"The last thing that farmers need is another mandate, another long reach of the federal arm of government down on their land to try to control every drop of water that falls on their property,” said Gary Black, Georgia’s Agriculture Commissioner.

"The EPA has gone too far this time and we need Congress' help to overturn the Waters of the U.S. rule called WOTUS,” said Zippy Duvall, Georgia Farm Bureau President.
 

Critics say the rule gives the government the power to regulate pretty much any stream or drainage canal.
Supporters say that's not true.
This week, the Senate voted to send the regulation back to the President for reconsideration.

Click here to see the video.

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