New EPA Dust Rule Is Just Plain Stupid

I invited the Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Stephan Johnson to Iowa so we could show him their new rule called ‘fugitive dust’ is just plain stupid. The rule implies that a farmer operating in a field needs to keep dust inside his property line or he could be held accountable. Well every farmer knows that you can not combine soybeans without creating dust. The EPA Administrator claims that farmers should not have to worry about the rule, but I want them to add an exemption for agriculture to the rule so that farmers won’t get stuck spending thousands of dollars if someone sues them. I don’t think I changed his mind during his visit, but at least he knows that I have not changed my mind and I will continue to fight this rule.

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