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Statement by Mark McHargue, President, Regarding Injunction Halting WOTUS Rule in Nebraska

LINCOLN, NEB. – “Today marks another good day in our fight against the Biden administration’s latest attempt to expand the reach of the Clean Water Act (CWA) through their new Waters of the U.S. (WOTUS) rule. Today’s ruling from the U.S. District Court for the District of North Dakota added Nebraska, along with 23 other states, to the list of places where federal courts say the new WOTUS rule cannot be enforced, which now constitutes over half of the country. Today’s ruling comes just days after President Biden’s tone-deaf veto of a bipartisan resolution calling for a repeal of the new rule which passed by both the House of Representatives as well as the Senate. We continue to wait for the final ruling from U.S. Supreme Court on Sackett v. EPA which will hopefully provide clear and concrete limits on the scope of federal CWA authority.”

“Nebraska Farm Bureau thanks Nebraska Attorney General Mike Hilgers who added Nebraska to the list of states participating in the lawsuit in North Dakota.”

The Nebraska Farm Bureau is a grassroots, state-wide organization dedicated to supporting farm and ranch families and working for the benefit of all Nebraskans through a wide variety of educational, service, and advocacy efforts. More than 55,000 families across Nebraska are Farm Bureau members, working together to achieve rural and urban prosperity as agriculture is a key fuel to Nebraska’s economy. For more information about Nebraska Farm Bureau and agriculture, visit

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