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Herrera Beutler should quote the right facts


The EPA and Army Corps of Engineers proposed a Clean Water Protection Rule to help better protect our waters. It clarifies which waters will be protected, including small rivers, streams and wetlands, including those in and through our National Parks. It covers only water bodies that the Clean Water Act (CWA) has traditionally covered and reiterates existing exemptions for farming, forestry, mining and other land use activities, and very explicitly for the first time excludes many ditches, ponds, and other upland water features important for farming and forestry.

Rep. Herrera Beutler’s latest update headline reads “The ditch next to your house could cost you $270,000” and proceeds t...

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