Tom Buchanan of the Oklahoma Farm Bureau Testifies at Senate EPW Subcommittee Hearing

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Senate Environment and Public Works (EPW) Subcommittee on Waste, Superfund and Oversight Management held a hearing today, American Small Businesses’ Perspectives on Environmental Protection Agency Regulatory Actions, to examine how regulations promulgated by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) affect small businesses in the United States. U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.), chairman of the Senate EPW Committee, introduced Tom Buchanan, president of the Oklahoma Farm Bureau, who testified as a witness in the hearing on the challenges imposed on farming operations by EPA regulatory overreach.

“I’m pleased to have had Tom Buchanan from my state of Oklahoma testify to the burdens placed on farming businesses and local communities in Oklahoma,” Inhofe said. “Tom raises commercial beef and grows wheat along with irrigated cotton for a living, and he was able to provide valuable input on  how the Waters of the United States rule negatively impacts farming communities and the strong need to withdraw the rule.  EPA rules have long placed an unnecessary web of regulations on small businesses, and Tom is one of many facing immense challenges from the administration’s aggressive, costly regulatory agenda.

The following photos of Buchanan’s participation in the hearing are available for use by the media, click here.