Clean Water Act: What Questions Do You Have?

The Environmental Protection Agency has released a rule to clarify what the law is regarding which bodies of water are subject to the Clean Water Act. This rule, sometimes called the Waters of the U.S., or “WOTUS,” has stirred up some controversy, especially among farmers and ranchers.

At the Center, we strive to bring you accurate information about the issues that concern rural people, so you can participate in our democratic process.

We need to push EPA to do this rule correctly, so it can accomplish both goals of clean water for everyone and successful farming and ranching. We need to ask smart questions, and make sure the way the rule is implemented protects both agriculture and clean water.

Do you have questions or concerns about “Waters of the U.S.”? If so, we’d love to hear them! We’ll try to answer them for you. Send them to me, Steph Larsen, at

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