Mar 1, 2017

Statement by Steve Nelson, on Behalf of Common Sense Nebraska Coalition, Regarding Defeat of the “Waters of the U.S.” Rule

“Nebraska’s farmers, ranchers, homebuilders, small businesses, counties, and landowners welcome President Trump’s Executive Order to send the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ “Waters of the U.S.” (WOTUS) rule back to the drawing board. This proposal was flawed from the start and proved to be little more than a federal land grab to take away private property rights under the guise of protecting water quality.”
“We have long called for a common-sense approach to this rule and today President Trump delivered that by putting the concerns of citizens ahead of government bureaucracy and federal overreach. We will remain vigilant to ensure any revised measure brought forth by the EPA meets the needs of Nebraskans.”
Common Sense Nebraska is a diverse, Nebraska-based coalition consisting of organizations and entities that have united in response to the EPA’s “Waters of the U.S.” Rule; a regulatory proposal that would harm both rural and urban Nebraskans through expansion of the EPA’s powers and authorities under the federal Clean Water Act. The coalition’s purpose is to build awareness and understanding of the EPA proposal and the impacts it would have on Nebraskans. For more information visit Common Sense Nebraska on Facebook.
Common Sense Nebraska Coalition members include:
AKSARBEN Club Managers Association
Association of General Contractors – NE Chapter
Farm Credit Services of America
Iowa-Nebraska Equipment Dealers Association
National Federation of Independent Businesses/Nebraska
Nebraska Agribusiness Association
Nebraska Association of County Officials
Nebraska Association of Resource Districts
Nebraska Bankers Association
Nebraska Cattlemen
Nebraska Chamber of Commerce and Industry
Nebraska Cooperative Council
Nebraska Corn Board
Nebraska Corn Growers Association
Nebraska Farm Bureau Federation
Nebraska Golf Course Superintendents Association
Nebraska Grain and Feed Association
Nebraska Grain Sorghum Association
Nebraska Grain Sorghum Board
Nebraska Pork Producers Association
Nebraska Poultry Industries
Nebraska Rural Electric Association
Nebraska Soybean Association
Nebraska State Dairy Association
Nebraska State Home Builders Association
Nebraska State Irrigation Association
Nebraska Water Resources Association
Nebraska Wheat Board
Nebraska Wheat Growers Association
Nemaha Natural Resources District
Pawnee County Rural Water District #1
Contact:
Craig Head
Nebraska Farm Bureau
(402) 432-4723