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ERNST HAPPY EPA WATER RULES ARE REPLACED

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U.S. Senator Joni Ernst of Iowa says she is happy to see the replacement of the 2015 Environmental Protection Agency rule regulating waterways known as the Waters of the U-S or WOTUS rule.

Supporters of the rule say it will set back efforts to make waterways cleaner — but Ernst doesn’t agree.

OC……….of Iowa” :10

The focus was on the runoff from farms that flows into waterways — including the so-called “dead zone” in the Gulf of Mexico that researchers say is caused by nutrient runoff.

Ernst says farmers have been working to improve the water quality.

OC……….navigable waters” :24

She says the WOTUS rules implemented during the Obama Administration went too far in trying to regulate any standing water.

OC……..make sense” :11

Ernst and Senator Chuck Grassley had both urged President Donald Trump to scrap the rule.