Topeka – Kansas Governor Sam Brownback today issued the following statement following the repeal of the 2015 Clean Water Rule developed as part of the Waters of the United States:

“The Clean Water Rule was another example of bureaucrats in Washington, D.C. trying to run Kansas farms and ranches. Our state is a leader in water innovation, and Kansans have come together through community-led water preservation efforts spurred by our 50-year Water Vision. Our farmers and ranchers know best how to steward their water. We appreciate that President Trump and the EPA will now let our farmers farm and ranchers ranch.”