Statement from KFB President Mark Haney: Repeal of the 2015 Waters of the United States Rule

Posted on Sep 12, 2019

Repeal of the 2015 Waters of the United States rule is a victory for clean water and clear rules. As farmers, we share the goal of protecting the nation’s water, but the 2015 Waters of the United States rule was unreasonable and unworkable. It made conservation more difficult and created huge liabilities for farmers.

No regulation is perfect, and no rule can accommodate every concern, but the 2015 rule was especially troublesome. We are relieved to put it behind us. We are now working to ensure a fair and reasonable substitute that protects our water and our ability to work and care for the land.