Ag Groups Warn Senators on Overreaching Cardin Bay Bill
National Association of Wheat Growers
Forty major agricultural groups including NAWG wrote all Senators this week strongly urging them to oppose any effort to insert language from Sen. Ben Cardin’s (D-Md.) Chesapeake Bay bill, S. 1816, into other legislation in the lame duck session. In recent days, the groups have learned the bill could be attached to “must pass” legislation or an omnibus water bill that brings together several non-regulatory and non-controversial water-related measures.
In a letter, they urged Senators against going along with this tactic and outlined their extensive concerns with the bill’s requirements and its regulatory overreach.
Though the bill’s title may suggest it would only affect the Chesapeake Bay watershed, the groups emphasized to Senators that the Cardin bill would have national implications, the scope of which represent some of the most fundamental amendments to the Clean Water Act since it was approved in 1972.Read the full article and discuss it »