For Immediate Release:
Congressman Liz Cheney (WY-AL) released the following statement regarding today’s announcement from the EPA and Army Corps of Engineers that they will craft a rule rescinding the Clean Water Rule and seek to re-codify the regulatory text that existed prior to 2015 defining “waters of the United States” (WOTUS).
” Waters of the U.S. was a power grab by the Obama Administration that attempted to expand federal control over state water law and access to private water rights. The rule threatened the loss of precious resources for hardworking ranchers and farmers in Wyoming, and if left unchecked, would have devastated our rural economy. I am pleased to see EPA Administrator Pruitt and the Army Corps of Engineers taking these steps to return power to the states and provide them with regulatory certainty. I also remain committed to working in Congress towards a full repeal of burdensome regulations imposed by the previous administration.”