Today Montana Congressman Ryan Zinke called on the Senate to take swift action to block the Obama Administration’s Waters of the U.S. rule carried out by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). The Administration announced its final rule today. Zinke voted in support of H.R. 1732, the Regulatory Integrity Protection Act, which would require the EPA to withdraw its proposal or finalized rule. The Senate adjourned for recess without taking up the issue.
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Science, Space, and Technology Committee Chairman Lamar Smith (R-Texas) today released the following statement after the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released its controversial Waters of the U.S. (WOTUS) rule, under a new name, the “Clean Water Rule.” The EPA has long claimed the rule is intended to define which bodies of water can be regulated by the Clean Water Act. But the rule is written so broadly it could allow the EPA to regulate virtually every body of water in the United States, including private and public lakes, ponds and streams.
U.S. Representative Evan Jenkins (R-W.Va.) issued the following statement today on the EPA and Army Corps of Engineers’ announcement of the final Waters of the United States rule
"Today, the Obama administration finalized their Waters of the USA Rule, the most significant power grab ever by the EPA. The rule would expand EPA regulatory authority to streams, ditches and maybe even puddles. The House has already passed legislation stopping this rule. I call on my friends in the Senate to act and stop this executive overreach. I will continue to fight to make sure this rule is not enacted."
Congressman Adrian Smith (R-NE) released the following statement today in response to the Obama administration’s decision to finalize and launch far-reaching water regulations under the Waters of the United States (WOTUS) rule, now renamed by the administration as the Clean Water Rule.
U.S. Sen. John Thune (R-S.D.) today criticized a sweeping regulation from the Obama administration, saying the Environmental Protection Agency’s final “waters of the United States” rule is yet another power grab by an administration that has established a pattern of acting unilaterally
State Senator Jeff Klein (D-Bronx/Westchester) today empowered neighborhoods across the five boroughs by passing legislation (S.4542a) compelling social service providers, like homeless shelters, to provide notification to local community boards and the City Planning Commission and requiring the CPC to hold hearings to gather local input. The CPC would rule on the siting of the facility.
The New York State Senate today passed a bill to help control property tax increases by preventing large unfunded mandates from affecting municipal and school district budgets. The bill (S3144), sponsored by Senator Rich Funke (R-C-I, Fairport), would require the state to fund costly mandated programs or services, instead of placing the burden on local governments and property taxpayers
Today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Army Corps) finalized the Clean Water Rule. SEEC Members released the following statement:
Rep. Keith Ellison (D-MN) released the following statement today after the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released the final Clean Water Rule.
Following the announcement by the Environmental Protection Agency to broadly expand their regulatory authority through the controversial Waters of the United States Rule, Dr. Dan Benishek has released the following statement
The DEQ today announced grants totaling almost $3.1 million to improve water quality in Michigan lakes and streams. These grants will help restore impaired waters and protect high-quality waters by reducing nonpoint sources of sediment, nutrients and other contaminants
U.S. Senators Thad Cochran (R-Miss.) and Roger Wicker (R-Miss.) today said they expect new challenges to final rules issued Wednesday that would greatly expand the reach of the federal government to regulate water sources, including tributaries, ponds and ditches
U.S. Senators Ben Cardin, a senior members of the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee, and Barbara A. Mikulski, together with Congressman John Delaney (all D-Md.), today announced that the U.S. Department of Agriculture Rural Development (USDARD) has awarded a total of $700,000 in grants and loans to Allegany County for water and waste-disposal projects and pre-development planning purpose
Rep. Tom Graves (R-GA-14) issued the following statement today after the Obama administration launched the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)’s final “Waters of the United States” rule
U.S. Sen. Al Franken (D-Minn.) has introduced a new measure to help prevent a repeat of last winter, when coal-fired power plants were forced to shut down temporarily because unreliable rail delivery issues caused coal stockpiles to dwindle to dangerously low levels
U.S. Senators Roger Wicker (R-Miss.) and Thad Cochran (R-Miss.) today said they expect new challenges to final rules issued Wednesday that would greatly expand the reach of the federal government to regulate water sources, including tributaries, ponds and ditches
U.S. Senator Johnny Isakson, R-Ga., today condemned the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), for finalizing a new rule that allows the EPA to regulate nearly all private and state waters in the United States, including thousands of streams, creeks, wetlands, ponds and ditches
Alaska Congressman Don Young today released the following statement in response to the Obama Administration’s massive expansion of federal jurisdiction under the Clean Water Act through the release of a final rule redefining the “Waters of the United States” (WOTUS).
Rep. Grace F. Napolitano (D-El Monte), the Ranking Member of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Subcommittee on Water Resources and Environment, praised the public release of the final Clean Water Protection rulemaking by the Obama administration. This rulemaking fulfills the requests of members of Congress, state and local officials, industry, agriculture, and environmental organizations to clarify the scope of Clean Water Act protections over our nation’s rivers, streams, and wetlands.