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Statement From Texas Agriculture Commissioner Sid Miller On EPA WOTUS Announcement (9/12/2019)

For Immediate Release:
September 12, 2019

STATEMENT FROM TEXAS AGRICULTURE COMMISSIONER SID MILLER ON EPA WOTUS ANNOUNCEMENT

 

“Today, American farmers and ranchers are able to celebrate another triumph. I commend the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for taking action to repeal the onerous 2015 Waters of the United States (WOTUS) rule. We are one step closer to providing regulatory certainty to our nation's farmers ”
“Thank you to President Donald Trump and U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue for continuing to strive for success and working hard to keep American agriculture at the forefront. American farmers and ranchers provide the fuel, fiber, and food to sustain the world. Being an ag producer is tough enough, dealing with bureaucratic red tape like WOTUS was just more than they can bear.  Thankfully, by today’s announcement, this burden has been lifted from them.”
“There is more work to be done, but this a huge step in the right direction.  Repealing WOTUS means one less lawsuit Texas might have to pursue.  I look forward continued progress and what the future will hold for American agriculture.”
 


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