Washington, D.C. – Congresswoman Cheney’s statement on Federal Judge’s decision on the Waters of the U.S. Rule.
“The Waters of the U.S. (WOTUS) rule was an unconstitutional power grab by the Obama Administration that expanded federal control over state water law and private water rights. Today’s federal court decision wrongly re-instates this misguided rule. This is yet another example of far left, extreme environmentalists abusing our court system. If allowed to stand, WOTUS will threaten precious resources for hardworking ranchers and farmers in Wyoming, and will devastate our rural economy. I voted to repeal WOTUS in the House-passed version of the Farm Bill, and I will continue working in Congress and with the administration towards a full repeal of this regulation.”