After three years of court battles, a federal judge in South Carolina recently breathed new life into one of the worst ideas of the Obama administration. The 2015 Waters of the United States Rule, commonly known as WOTUS, was an effort by President Obama’s Environmental Protection Agency to dramatically expand federal control over our nation’s water resources. If it fully goes into effect, WOTUS would make nearly every square inch of Missouri subject to EPA regulation. The WOTUS proposal is so overreaching and unreasonable, Farm Bureau led the effort to reverse it, seeking both clean water and clear rules for farmers across America.
As political battles continue to rage over the Supreme Court, control over Congress and President Trump’s tweet du jour, a major ballot issue has been quietly gaining momentum. In November, Missouri voters will not only be deciding whether to give Senator McCaskill a third six-year term; they also will have an opportunity to increase road and bridge funding for the first time since 1996.
Missouri’s new truth-in-labeling law governing the sale of meat is facing a court challenge from activist groups including the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) and the Animal Legal Defense Fund.
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