Agriculture groups were glad to have EPA Administrator Michael Regan in North Dakota. During Thursday’s roundtable, NDFB President Daryl Lies told Regan he does not not think the WOTUS rule should be reopened. Instead, there could be better communication on the guidelines. “We are North Dakota nice, but don’t place nice in the category of pushover, because we will stay firm in our message.” Lies said Regan listened. “I had heard Regan is a good listener and that was one positive from the event. Regan thought there were implementation issues with WOTUS in other states. If we’re going to take a narrow look at cleaning up the rule, because a one size fits all doesn’t apply everywhere, I can appreciate that. Regan is thinking about how this affects the end user.”
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