Proposed Clean Water Rule Will Hurt Small Businesses

Newsroom / February 9, 2022

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American Farm Bureau Federation President Zippy Duvall commented today on the U.S. Small Business Administration Office of Advocacy’s comments to EPA regarding the impact of a new Waters of the U.S. Rule.

“We were told by the Biden administration that a new clean water rule would not affect small businesses, but comments from the Small Business Administration provide even more proof that the claim is not true. SBA confirmed what farmers and ranchers concluded as well – the proposed rule creates government overreach and will have significant economic impact on farms and other family businesses.

“Farmers and ranchers share the goal of protecting the resources we rely on to grow food for America’s families, but those rules should be clear and easy to understand. We had that with the Navigable Waters Protection Rule. We urge EPA to listen to their colleagues at the Small Business Administration and the people who will be directly affected; suspend your plans to write a new WOTUS rule.”

Read the SBA comments here.

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