Today, Rep. K. Michael Conaway (R-TX), Chairman of the House Agriculture Committee, issued the following statement after North Dakota District Court Judge Ralph Erickson issued a preliminary injunction to halt the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and Army Corps of Engineers “waters of the U.S.” (WOTUS) rule from being implemented in 13 states. It would affect Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, Colorado, Idaho, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, New Mexico, Nevada, North Dakota, South Dakota, and Wyoming.
In Case You Missed It: New Study Reveals Banning Atrazine is a Jobs Killer
Tamara Hinton (202) 225-0184
WASHINGTON – According to a new study from University of Chicago economist Don L. Coursey, Ph.D., banning the herbicide Atrazine would damage an already struggling economy and would result in lost jobs in rural America. Professor Coursey's research indicates that a ban would cost corn growers between $26 and $58 per acre and would wipe out between 21,000 and 48,000 jobs related to corn production, with additional job losses in both the sugar cane and sorghum industries.