Tuesday, June 27, 2017

From the desk of US Congresswoman Vicky Hartzler

Vicky Hartzler
Today’s EPA announcement rolling back a major federal land grab is a huge win for Missouri farmers, builders, businesses, land owners, and local governments.

For the past two years, Missourians have been faced with regulatory uncertainty from the flawed ‘Waters of the United States’ rule that would put 99% of Missouri land under federal jurisdiction.

A more balanced approach and long-term certainty is needed to balance local, state, and federal control over property and water rights across the country.

I look forward to continued leadership from EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt that will provide protection for our natural resources in the least intrusive way to the local economy.