Farm Bureau Statements on Sackett vs. EPA Supreme Court Ruling
Minnesota Farm Bureau Federation (MFBF) President Dan Glessing and American Farm Bureau Federation (AFBF) President Zippy Duvall have released statements regarding the U.S. Supreme Court ruling in Sackett v. EPA:
From AFBF President Zippy Duvall:
“AFBF appreciates the Supreme Court justices for their careful consideration of the implications of Sackett v. EPA. The EPA clearly overstepped its authority under the Clean Water Act by restricting private property owners from developing their land despite being far from the nearest navigable water.
“The justices respect private property rights. It’s now time for the Biden administration to do the same and rewrite the Waters of the United States Rule. Farmers and ranchers share the goal of protecting the resources they’re entrusted with, but they deserve a rule that provides clarity and doesn’t require a team of attorneys to properly care for their land.”
From MFBF President Dan Glessing:
“The Supreme Court ruling is a show of support for the rights of private landowners, which is a key piece of our grassroots policy set by our members. We’ve advocated for clean water but clear rules, and today we’ve received some clarity around those issues.”