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Wyoming family wins water battle with EPA

Agency agrees to let Wyoming’s Andy Johnson keep stock pond on private land; won’t have to pay fines


May 12, 2016

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Tuesday Andy Johnson, a rancher in Fort Bridger, Wyoming, claimed a victory over the Environmental Protection Agency, retaining his stock pond that was permitted by the appropriate state agencies.  

The EPA claimed jurisdiction over the pond and threatened tens of thousands of dollars in daily fines as long as the pond remained, saying the pond required federal permitting...

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