Category Archives: Water Issues

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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WOTUS Ruling Creates Confusion

“What do you do if you are a landowner in those 37 states who seeks to use your land in ways you always have, and now you have the EPA saying it has jurisdiction over your water—over dry creek bed … Continue reading

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Court says no to EPA’s WOTUS rule

Good news, especially seeing how the rule was scheduled to take effect today! We get a break every now and then. — jtl, 419 From Craig Rucker at CFACT At the eleventh hour a federal court ordered an injunction blocking … Continue reading

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4 important tips for navigating the rocky waters of WOTUS rule

The Environmental Protection Agency’s Waters of the United States (WOTUS) rule is set to go into effect on Friday. Are ranchers prepared to be in compliance with this broad and vague rule? Will the courts overturn the rule? Here are … Continue reading

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Ignoring the water problem is no longer an option

The water crisis is about much more than water. Last of a three-part series. Due mainly to government intervention that does not allow the allocation of scarce resources among insatiable desires to work through free market pricing, water has been … Continue reading

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Will water become the defining issue of our time?

It’s easy to slip into the negative mindset that the issue is too big and too complex to be solvable. But, the water issue is neither too big nor too complex to be solvable. The problem is that, thanks to … Continue reading

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EPA flooded with lawsuits over controversial water rule

 New Mexico Cattle Growers Association’s president, Jose Varela Lopez, said what many ranchers feel. He told The Daily Caller, “My family has been on our land for 14 generations, each leaving it better for the next. Water is the source … Continue reading

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FOREST SERVICE: GOP Cheers as Chief Formally Withdraws Groundwater Rule

Phil Taylor, E&E reporter Forest Service Chief Tom Tidwell today formally withdrew a proposal to more carefully gauge how the agency’s land management decisions affect groundwater. The agency’s groundwater directive, unveiled in May 2014, had sparked a torrent of criticism … Continue reading

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3 talking points to explain agriculture’s water usage

Agriculture’s water usage is in the spotlight as the ongoing drought in California raises concerns with consumers. Here are a few talking points to help address questions about beef production and water. And the war goes on. jtl by Amanda … Continue reading

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EPA tells Arizona: Not a drop is yours!

From Arizona but important for all of us. Incidentally, I am associated with the Cattlemen’s Associations in AZ, NM and TX. As a general observation, Arizona is a great deal more aggressive about such matters than the other two. You … Continue reading

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