U.S. Sen. Mike Crapo says he wants farmers, ranchers and others to tell him about their experiences with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.
Crapo is a member of the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee, which will vote on President Obama's nomination of Gina McCarthy to be EPA administrator.
"Many Idahoans contact me with their stories about the EPA, ranging from various farmers concerned about regulations to the Sackett family of North Idaho, who were taken to court by the agency for building a home on private property," Crapo says. "One incident is too many, and with a new administrator comes a new opportunity to improve how the federal agency serves the public. Many EPA requirements needlessly drive up costs that affect the bottom line for business and industry. Additional and unnecessary burdens being placed on small businesses hurts Idaho's economy and the ability to compete in the marketplace."
He invited Idahoans to email stories to EPA_Stories@Crapo.senate.gov or on Twitter using #IdahoEPA.