National Association of State Departments of Agriculture Not Happy with WOTUS Decision
“We're very angry and still are about this. In fact, think we went so far as to say that we believe this was a political decision sort of a- if Trump administration did one decision than the opposite has to be the correct answer. And that is absolutely unequivocally not true.”
While the country waits to see what happens with the Supreme Court in its ruling in the Sackett vs. EPA case, McKinney has in hopes that EPA will not enforce the WOTUS rule for the states without an injunction in place.
“We are hoping for a positive outcome because if the Supreme Court does allow EPA to continue as they are, we have major problems. Certainly, farmers and ranchers better get ready to fork out a lot of money on legal fees to figure out what is and what is not a wetland and all that goes with that what is and is not a navigable water.”
Furthermore, NASDA issued comments to EPA saying that local environmental regulatory programs implemented and enforced by states are effective and beneficial. A supreme court ruling in the Sackett vs EPA case is expected by this June