Twenty-four state attorneys general, including Missouri, Arkansas, Kansas, Nebraska, Ohio and South Dakota, say the rule goes beyond the power Congress delegated in the Clean Water Act and raises serious constitutional concerns.
Missouri Farm Bureau President Garrett Hawkins says this is a repeat of what happened during the Obama administration.
“Honestly, that’s what needs to happen. When we see federal agencies overstep their bounds, it is important not only agriculture and allied partners stand up, but we need people in elected positions to stand up and fight this in court.”
After being sworn into office in January, Missouri’s Attorney General Andrew Bailey met with state agriculture groups to get their feedback on the issue.