WOTUS Campaign and Sign-On Letter

Washington Cattlemen's Association
Our Mission:Provide a unified voice for beef producers, promote innovative rangeland and livestock management, protect and preserve the cattle industry in the State of Washington.WOTUS Campaign and Sign-On Letter
From: Scott YagerSent: Monday, October 11, 2021 11:18 AMSubject: AFFILIATE CALL TO ACTION: WOTUS Campaign and Sign-On Letter
TO:  NCBA Officers, Executive Committee, State and Breed AffiliatesFROM: Scott Yager, Chief Environmental CounselDATE:  October 11, 2021RE:  WOTUS Campaign and Sign-On Letter
Good afternoon,
NCBA is launching a campaign on Waters of the United States (WOTUS) and urging cattle producers to sign onto a letter to Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Michael Regan urging the agency to adopt clear, fair regulations that work for cattle producers.
The sign-on letter is the first step in NCBA’s strategy to limit the federal definition of a “water of the United States.” The letter will be submitted to the EPA as they develop new WOTUS rules following the court decision in Arizona, https://www.ncba.org/ncba-news/news-releases/news/details/27509/ncba-condemns-court-decision-striking-down-navigable-waters-protection-rule to strike down the Navigable Waters Protection Rule (NWPR).
To demonstrate the importance and widespread impact of WOTUS, we need as many producers as possible to participate in this campaign. Please sign the letter yourself and share with your members, friends, family, and fellow producers. Every signature counts!
Beyond signing the letter, we also need your help developing a list of farm and ranch projects impacted by WOTUS. Our goal is to demonstrate the real-world impact of WOTUS regulations and show how common agricultural features like stock ponds, farm ditches, prior converted cropland, and waste treatment systems are impacted by WOTUS. If you are willing to share your story or know someone who has been impacted by WOTUS, please contact me syager@beef.org or Mary-Thomas Hart mhart@beef.org.
This is just the first step in our WOTUS strategy, and we will keep you updated on the rulemaking process as it plays out over the coming months. Please stay tuned for updates and thank you for staying engaged on this important issue.
Click Here to Sign the Letter.
Thank you,
Scott YagerChief Environmental CounselCenter for Public PolicyThe Pennsylvania Building1275 Pennsylvania Ave, NW Suite 801Washington, DC 20004-1701(202) 879-9102 | syager@beef.org

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