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Golf Joins Agriculture to Oppose EPA's Proposed 'Water of the United States' Rule

Laura Barron-Lopez reports on the golf industry's reaction to proposed rules that would expand and clarify the regulatory powers of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the Army Corps of Engineers.
September 11, 2014, 6am PDT | James Brasuell | @CasualBrasuell
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"A handful of leading golf groups on Tuesday, including PGA of America, National Club Association, and the Golf Course Superintendents Association of America (GCSAA), joined a Waters Advocacy Coalition of 35 other organizations to fight the EPA's Waters of the U.S. proposal," reports Laura Barron-Lopez.

"The organizations claim the rule would expand the EPA and Army Corps jurisdiction to include all drainage ditches, storm water ditches, and water storage, as well as treatment ponds on golf courses."

The golf industry joins a chorus of "farmers and agriculture groups that fear the government will soon be policing their lands." Also, "Republicans have railed against the rule, calling it a massive land grab."

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Published on Tuesday, September 9, 2014 in The Hill
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