From The Brownfield Network
Missouri wants a judge to block implementation of the new federal Clean Water Rule, sometimes referred to as Waters of the U.S. Attorney General Chris Koster says he wants implementation delayed until the court decides whether the rule violates the Constitution and other federal laws. He says that could take from several months to a couple of years.
“So that farmers across the state know whether they have to comply with this rule or know whether the Environmental Protection Agency is going to be coming in and taking authority, [or] has the right to take authority of their acreage,” Koster told Brownfield Ag News Wednesday. “We have asked that the stay be put in place to stop the Environmental Protection Agency from acting on the so-called authority during the litigation.”