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EPA head urges cattlemen to denounce WOTUS rule, support repeal

Joe Mont | August 23, 2017

Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt has lent his face to a campaign demanding the repeal the Obama administration’s much maligned Waters of the United States rule. The National Cattlemen's Beef Association has released a video in which Pruitt urges farmers and ranchers to submit official comments on the repeal of the WOTUS rule before the EPA's deadline of Aug. 28, 2017.

"When comments are made a part of a record… we have an obligation to review them," Pruitt says in the video. "It helps inform our decision-making process; it helps us make better decisions. We want farmers and ranchers across this country to provide comments."

The video was filmed during a visit that Pruitt and his senior staff made to the Frasier Ranch, located just outside Last Chance, Colorado. During the visit, part of the Administrator's nationwide "State Action Tour," Pruitt met with and solicited input... To get the full story, subscribe now.