Hagedorn: Democrats Preparing for "War on Agriculture"

May 28, 2015 | Press Release

HAGEDORN: OBAMA’S RADICAL EPA IS OUT-OF-CONTROL

Blue Earth – Republican First District congressional candidate Jim Hagedorn released the following statement concerning the EPA’s “Waters of the United States” regulation.

Hagedorn statement:

The EPA's “Waters of the United States” regulation grants federal bureaucrats the power to meddle, harass and coerce farmers and small business owners by expanding government regulation over ponds, ditches and streams across Minnesota.  The rule gives the EPA broad authority to regulate and penalize farmers, businesses and land owners for routine activities.  This poses a direct threat to southern Minnesota’s agricultural-based economy, family farming and our rural way of life.

In effect, President Obama and his radical-environmentalist allies have weaponized the EPA to wage a “War on Agriculture,” just as the President and his Democrat Party have misused the EPA to wage a relentless, devastating “War on Coal” and place other critical U.S. industries in their regulatory crosshairs.

It's not enough to voice opposition to the EPA’s new “waters” rule or vote with a veto-deficient majority to try and block its implementation.  Obama’s radical EPA is out of control.  To promote economic growth and create higher-paying jobs for working-Americans, I believe Congress must reform the federal regulatory process, reclaim regulatory authority from rouge agencies like the EPA and defund implementation of excessive federal regulations that are stifling our economy.

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