(Posted Tue. Sep 17th, 2013)
National Corn Growers Association President Pam Johnson released the following statement in response to the district court’s ruling upholding the Environmental Protection Agency’s Total Maximum Daily Load for the Chesapeake Bay:
“The National Corn Growers Association is disappointed to hear the court’s decision to uphold the TMDL in the Chesapeake Bay. We continue to believe the Chesapeake Bay TMDL goes beyond the scope of Clean Water Act authority and has a negative impact on agricultural production and innovation.
“America’s farmers are the original environmentalists. They care deeply about the land and water quality from which they make their livelihood and raise their families. However, the policies and science behind the Chesapeake Bay TMDL are wrong.
“NCGA and our agriculture partners are reviewing our options and next steps.”