Under the EPA proposed rule, VIRTUALLY ALL WATER FEATURES would be categorized as NAVIGABLE WATERS.
If this happens, any discharge of a pollutant such as dust or soil would be “unlawful” without a Clean Water Act Permit.
Typical farming practices such as plowing, planting, fertilizing crops, controlling pests and fence building could in violation and subject to penalties of up to $37,500 per day.
We are requesting citizens take action and call the White House to voice their concern. The phone number and a script to help you convey your thoughts can be found at www.ilfb.org.
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