Nebraska's congressional contingent came together today at the "Strategic Air and Space Museum" to talk about changes in the "Clean Water Act."
Elected officials from Nebraska call it "over-reach". They're contention is that the e-p-a could - in theory - regulate **all** water runoff. That would mean counties may need permission to clean out a ditch after a storm or homeowners would need a waiver to fertilize their yard.
U.S. Senator Mike Johanns said, " They've chosen to use very broad, open-ended language that literally could be interpreted in so many different ways. Quite honestly, they don't have a lot of credibility with me. I don't trust them."
The E-P-A is currently accepting "public comment" on the proposed rule through October.
The agency maintains these changes **do not** expand jurisdiction over ditches or regulate groundwater.