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IAITC FarmWeek Article January 22, 2018

Monday, January 22, 2018



January 22, 2018

Another in the series of Illinois Agriculture in the Classroom non-fiction text examples to be used in your classroom.  Remember, these will be available every MONDAY afternoon that FarmWeek is published during the school year.

Questions about this can be directed to Kevin Daugherty, Education Director of Illinois Agriculture in the Classroom at kdaugherty@ilfb.org

**Reminder these questions are designed to use with the on-line version of FarmWeek.  

http://digital.farmweeknow.com/app.php?RelId=6.2.2.7

Note, by request of teachers we have included the answers to the questions immediately following the questions.   

‘Long way to go’ on WOTUS

 

  1.  Using context clues, what does WOTUS stand for? (Waters of the United States)
  2. Learn more about WOTUS and the impact on agriculture at : https://www.fb.org/issues/regulatory-reform/clean-water-act/
  3. Lauren Lurkins, Illinois Farm Bureau Director of Natural and Environmental Resources says WOTUS pulls in every branch of government.  Name the three branches of government.  (Executive-President; Legislative-Congress; Judicial-Supreme Court.)
  4. If WOTUS goes into effect, how many states are directly impacted?  (37)
  5. When were the controversial WOTUS regulations put into effect?  (2015 under President Barrack Obama)
  6. There are a number of upcoming dates that impact WOTUS, dissect the article and list these upcoming dates and impacts in chronological order.

2015-WOTUS Passed

2017-Inferred---President Donald Trump issues appeal of order

November 2017-EPA and Army Corp of Engineers proposed amending date of applying WOTUS.

February 2018-US EPA and Army Corp of Engineers Teak to the rule could be established.

April, 2018- US EPA and Army Corp of Engineers proposal to recodify (re word) original order could be issued.

May 2018 EPA could realease notice of proposed rulemaking

Summer 2019 EPA could issue final ruling on WOTUS.

 

7.    “To retain respect for sausages and laws, one must not watch them in the making.” Is a quote often attributed to Otto Von Bismark, the Chancellor of the German Republic from 1871-1890.  After reading the article about the Waters of the United States Law, and the actions of various agencies needed to enforce or repeal this law, how might you think this quote applies to the situation?  (Answers will vary)



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