Thursday, July 21, 2022
ATLANTA – Today, Team Herschel released the following statement as Raphael Warnock continues to sit quietly as Joe Biden’s Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) works to redefine and rework the burdensome Waters of the United States (WOTUS) rule that severely restricted farmers’ ability to use their private land as they see fit.
The 2015 WOTUS rule significantly expanded the definition of WOTUS and gave the federal government authority to regulate almost any waters; including streams, ditches, ponds, and creeks.
“It is not the role of the federal government to tell farmers what to do with their land,” said spokesperson Mallory Blount. “It is shameful that Raphael Warnock, a member of the Senate Agriculture Committee, chooses to stay silent as the government is trying to control Georgia’s hard-working farmers. The government should not treat a mud hole on a farm in Newton County the same as the Okefenokee Swamp or the Flint River. This is yet another example of Raphael Warnock doing more for Joe Biden than for Georgia farmers.”