Congresswoman Vicky Hartzler who represents the 4th Congressional District serving the Lake of the Ozarks region is speaking out against the EPA’s Clean Water Act. On Monday, Hartzler joined with Congressman Blaine Leutkemeyer and representatives from Missouri’s ag industry in promoting legislation meant to block rule changes being proposed by the EPA. Hartzler called the changes to the Clean Water Act a land grab as the new rules would expand federal jurisdiction over all waters in U.S. including backyard ditches. She and Leutkemeyer are among the sponsors of H.R. 5078 which would keep the EPA from adopting the new rules.