John Duarte to Appear on Fox Business Network’s Stossel Show with John Stossel
John Duarte, President of Duarte Nursery, Inc. and Anthony Francois of Pacific Legal Foundation will appear on the Stossel Show with John Stossel on Thursday, April 17, 2014. The segment will cover the highly publicized case of Duarte Nursery, Inc. and John Duarte v. U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.
The case covers the Duarte’s ability to farm their wheat land in Tehama near Red Bluff. In February, 2013 the Corps issued a cease and desist and a notice of violation accusing the Duartes of illegally farming wetlands. The Duarte family farmed the land with standard farming practices arguing that the Corps failed to use proper due process of the law to notify them of wetland farming concerns.
The Corps and the Environmental Protection Agency propose changes to the Clean Water Act, which has significant implications for farmers and ranchers. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency issued suggested changes that alter what “waters of the United States” means and the Clean Water Act’s unique word “navigable.” The Corps desires to expand their authority over wetlands, leaving farmers in dire situations with land that is unable to be properly farmed. This is abusive regulatory action over farm land. John Stossel will cover these details and the implications for what this means to all farmers that may be affected by a similar situation.
Tune in to the Stossel Show with John Stossel on Thursday, April 17 to learn more. For more information contact, Lily Penfold at email@example.com or you can call 209-531-0351. Additionally, you can also contact Pacific Legal Foundation, Anthony Francois at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 916-419-7111. To learn more about the case, read the attached Pacific Legal Foundation press release.