WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, U.S. Senator John Barrasso (R-WY), chairman of the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works (EPW), delivered the following remarks at a superfund, waste management, and regulatory oversight subcommittee hearing titled, “Legislative Hearing on S. 2421, the Fair Agricultural Reporting Method (FARM) Act.” Barrasso is a cosponsor of the FARM Act.
The committee heard testimony from Todd Mortenson, owner and operator of Mortenson Ranch; Bill Satterfield, executive director of Delmarva Poultry Industry, Inc.; and Mark Kuhn, county supervisor of Floyd County, Iowa.
Senator Barrasso’s remarks:
“The FARM Act it is important and bipartisan legislation that will help bring clarity to ranchers and farmers in Wyoming, and across the country.
“I cosponsored the bill and strongly support it and compliment Senator Fischer for its introduction.
“The Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act, or CERCLA, was enacted by Congress to give EPA the authority to respond to hazardous industrial pollution that threatens the environment and public health.