Category Archives: Water Issues

Legal Battle on 2015 WOTUS Rule Rages on in Multiple Federal Courts

What a convoluted mess!! — jtl, 419 BY Todd Neeley   From KTIC Radio OMAHA  — A federal court has been asked to stay a nationwide injunction that effectively makes the 2015 waters of the United States, or WOTUS, rule the … Continue reading

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Farmer’s decades-old wetlands nightmare continues in PA

As Brace’s attorney, Lawrence Kogan, points out, federal action against the farmer resulted in a “taking” of his property for a public use – preservation/restoration of wetlands as “waters of the United States” – without just compensation, as required by … Continue reading

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Livestock Producers Applaud Withdrawal of WOTUS Rule

via Arizona Cattle Growers Association WASHINGTON (June 27, 2017) – National Cattlemen’s Beef Association President Craig Uden and Public Lands Council President Dave Eliason today issued the following statements regarding the announcement that the Environmental Protection Agency has filed an … Continue reading

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Trump Repeals Waters of the U.S. Rule

That jurisdiction…had included “navigable” waters and waters with a significant hydrologic connection to navigable waters. But the regulation broadened that to include, among other water bodies, upstream waters and intermittent and ephemeral streams such as the kind farmers use for … Continue reading

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The Rise of Water Optimism

Two new books offer hope for our aquatic future. At least we get some good news once in a while. But, leave no doubt in anybody’s mind, the “proper” use of cattle can “save the world and all the little … Continue reading

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El Paso Water to buy ranch for $50 million

 This would be the latest and most expensive West Texas land acquisition by the PSB as part of its long-range plan to eventually pump water from so-called water ranches from Hudspeth, Culberson and Jeff Davis counties to quench this area’s future … Continue reading

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An agency out of control

  Just another ho-hum example of the fact that there is one set of rules for them (the elite ruling class) and the rest of us (mere mundanes). — jtl, 419 by Burt Rutherford in BEEF Editors’ Blog   The … Continue reading

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Blame it on the rain, not the beef industry

Photo: By Reynold Bergen via Canadian Cattlemen   This summer has seen unusual rainfall patterns, low river levels and drought in large parts of Western Canada and the Western States. Some people blame water shortages on the beef industry and … Continue reading

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WOTUS: What would our founding fathers say?

 If the rule is upheld as written, it is about more than just EPA having jurisdiction over every drop of water on your land. It is about the continued erosion of private property rights, and it is about the death of … Continue reading

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North Dakota judge clarifies 13-state WOTUS ruling

Judge says ruling in 13-state Waters of the U.S. case applies only to those states, not nationwide Far from the perfect solution but better than a poke in the eye with a sharp stick. — jtl, 419 via Beef Producer … Continue reading

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