U.S. Senator Mike Enzi, R-Wyo., released the following statement on the administration’s announcement today of a proposed rule to repeal the Waters of the United States (WOTUS) rule.
“EPA’s overreaching Waters of the United States rule would allow Washington to regulate nearly every creek and pond,” Enzi said. “EPA should not have complete control over one of Wyoming’s most precious resources. For the sake of farmers, ranchers and small businesses, I am pleased that the Trump administration is taking this important step to overturn the Waters of the United States rule.”
In the last Congress, Enzi cosponsored the Federal Water Quality Protection Act, legislation introduced by Senator John Barrasso, R-Wyo., that would have required the EPA to redo WOTUS and consider stakeholder input.