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Media Release: Gov. Ricketts' Statement on WOTUS Rule Preliminary Injunction

Today, Judge Erickson, in the District Court for the Southeastern Division of the District of North Dakota, issued an order enjoining the EPA’s Waters of the United States rule.

“I applaud the work of Attorney General Peterson in protecting the citizens of Nebraska through this lawsuit against the EPA,” said Governor Ricketts. “Judge Erickson is exactly right when he said in his opinion, ‘The risk of irreparable harm to the states is both imminent and likely.’”

Gov. Ricketts Announces Hamilton County as Nebraska’s Newest Livestock Friendly County

HAMPTON – Today, Governor Pete Ricketts announced that Hamilton County has become the newest county in the state to become designated as a Livestock Friendly County (LFC) through a program administered by the Nebraska Department of Agriculture (NDA).

“The livestock industry in Nebraska generates more than half of the total on-farm receipts of our state’s number one industry, agriculture,” said Gov. Ricketts. “That’s why is so important that counties like Hamilton demonstrate they want to promote the expansion of current livestock operations and establish new businesses in their area. It not only supports and grows the local economy, but it also Grows Nebraska as a whole.”

Gov. Ricketts Promotes I-80/I-35 Challenge; Encourages Holiday Travel Safety

GRAND ISLAND – Today, Governor Pete Ricketts was joined by Nebraska law enforcement and public safety officials to promote the I-80/I-35 Challenge, Border-to-Border Traffic Safety Initiative and safe travel over the upcoming Labor Day Holiday.  The I-80/I-35 Challenge is a multi-state, multi-agency high visibility traffic enforcement operation designed to achieve zero fatalities for the period August 28-30.

Traveling Nebraska and Listening to You

Over the past month, I have been traveling and holding town halls across the state to listen to Nebraskans like you and to share an update on the priorities on which my administration has focused over the first seven months.  Input from the Second House, the people of Nebraska, helps to shape my policy priorities.  These travels have taken me from Falls City to Chadron and Laurel to Ogallala and a number of communities in between.  This is part of my administration’s effort to establish a culture of accountability and transparency in state government.  Holding town halls lets me hear directly from you about your concerns, hopes, and ideas.