Here's the latest news concerning the EPA's proposed rule

Congress takes action-

On July 16, the House of Representatives, Transportation and Infrastructure Committee approved and introduced a bill that Roadshow 4prohibits the EPA from adopting or implementing the proposed rule concerning Waters of the US. Click here for more information on the bill.

IFB hits the road to teach members about EPA's proposed rule-

Illinois Farm Bureau’s five-day “waters of the U.S.," also known as WOTUS, roadshow ends today, but there’s at least one more chance to learn about the proposed rule.

Jefferson and Franklin County Farm Bureaus will host a meeting at 6 p.m. Aug. 20 at the Farm Credit Services Building, 210 Potomac Blvd., Mount Vernon. Members in all counties south of Interstate 64 can attend, and should RSVP by Thursday to their local county Farm Bureau.

Additional meetings may be held, but haven’t been finalized.

So far this week, 19 counties participated in eight meetings across the state of Illinois. At least 500 members attended, and many stories in local media were generated as a result.

AFBF dub's EPA's proposed rule as "shenanigans"-

AFBF released an animated video detailing the EPA's proposed rule. Click here to watch the video.

Get the resources-

Visit this site for comprehensive information about how the proposed rule will negatively affect famers and landowners in the U.S. This site also contains tools, tips, and links to help you spread the word.

More comments are needed-

Submit your comments before the October 20, 2014 deadline, identified by Docket ID No. EPA-HQ-OW-2011-0880, by one of the following methods:

  • Federal e-Rulemaking Portal:  Follow the instructions for submitting comments.
  • Email: Include EPA-HQ-OW-2011-0880 in the subject line of the message.
  • Mail: Send the original and three copies of your comments to: Water Docket, Environmental Protection Agency, Mail Code 2822T, 1200 Pennsylvania Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20460, Attention: Docket ID No. EPA-HQ-OW-2011-0880.



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