Hi, I'm Amanda! My family farms corn and soybeans in Southwest Michigan. I'm also a practicing attorney.
UPDATE & Videos: Ditch the Rule!
Last week I announced that the House of Representatives had passed a bill that would stop the EPA from implementing the new rules under the Clean Water Act. (If you’d like to learn more about these rules, check out my article on it here.). Some people have guessed that Senator Harry Reid will not allow the legislation to go to a vote in front of the full Senate. Even if it was passed, President Obama’s advisers would urge him to veto the bill.
So, that means we need to keep letting the EPA know how we feel about it.
Check out the videos below and then head over to the EPA’s website and submit your comments. Comments are only accepted until October 21, 2014.Click here to find out how to contact your Senator. You can also telephone your Senators and the White House at that link.
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