Shell Stands Up for Kentucky Farmers Against Biden Admin Overreach

February 24, 2023 | News

Praises Lawsuit Challenging Radical EPA Regulation

LANCASTER, Ky. (Feb. 24, 2023)— Republican Jonathan Shell, fifth-generation Kentucky farmer and candidate for Agriculture Commissioner, praised a legal challenge to the Biden administration’s outrageous overreach with the “Waters of the United States” (WOTUS) regulation that would give the EPA new power over Kentuckians’ private property. The lawsuit was filed by the Kentucky Chamber of Commerce, the Associated General Contractors of Kentucky, the Home Builders Association of Kentucky, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and other organizations. 
“Joe Biden and the radical Left are attacking Kentuckians’ private property and our way of life. This regulation is an outrageous EPA overreach that would bury family farms like mine under a mountain of red tape and make it impossible to produce anything at all. Several courts have ruled against WOTUS in the past, and I look forward to it losing in court again,” said Shell, Republican candidate for Agriculture Commissioner. “As Kentucky’s next Agriculture Commissioner, I’ll be a fierce watchdog against any federal attempt to overburden our farmers and small businesses. Growers and producers just need government to stay out of the way so we can continue feeding America and the world as we have for generations.”
The Kentucky Chamber’s lawsuit was filed in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Kentucky. Click here to read the motion