Sen. Mike Crapo has signed onto a bill that says Clean Water Act permits are not needed to apply pesticides in or near water.
In a guest opinion issued today, Crapo says the bipartisan bill is an attempt to rein in a rule that could hinder "growth and job creation."
Wrote Crapo: "We must be good stewards of our natural resources, and this includes close and serious consideration of the social and economic impacts associated with restricting the use of our resources.
Sen. Jim Risch, R-Idaho, is also a co-sponsor of the bill.
Here's a link to Crapo's online guest opinion.