Gibbs Introduces Resolution Against WOTUS
WASHINGTON, DC – On Monday evening, Congressman Bob Gibbs introduced a resolution with 36 cosponsors expressing the sense of the House of Representatives that the Waters of the United States Rule, issued by the Environmental Protection Agency in 2015, be withdrawn.
After introducing the resolution, Congressman Gibbs released the following statement:
“Since the Obama Administration first proposed their WOTUS rule, I’ve heard from farmers, small business owners, county and township officials, and state environmental officials who have been strongly opposed. Clean water is important to everyone, especially the agriculture community. This resolution expresses just how important it is to rescind this EPA power grab and start from scratch, working with stakeholders to create a sensible rule that protects water quality and preserves the federal-state partnership of the Clean Water Act. Farmers in Ohio and across the nation cannot afford more costly and burdensome regulations from a Washington bureaucracy that thinks it knows best.”
A copy of the resolution can be found here.