Farmers vs EPA
Pacific Legal Foundation Senior Attorney, Tony Francois: This is not something that needs to continue. There are a couple of things that can fix this problem. First of all, Congress can get clearer in its adoption of the Clean Water Act. That farming is exempt, is not covered by these authorities that the EPA acts under. And the courts could also limit the degree to which EPA can use its authority to regulate dirt being moved or out on farms. We're hoping that in Mister Lapants’ case will be able to convince the courts to rule just that. And he's prepared to take this fight all the way to the Supreme Court if necessary.