Midwest Senators Urge EPA to Stop

5.09.14

Sen. Roberts and Western Caucus Urge EPA to Halt ‘Waters of the U.S.’ Rule

Sen. Pat Roberts (R-Kan.) joined Senate Western Caucus Chairman John Barrasso (R-Wyo.) and Congressional Western Caucus co-chairs Steve Pearce (R-N.M.),Cynthia Lummis (R-Wyo.) and 43 other caucus members in sending a letter to EnvironmentalProtection Agency Administrator Gina McCarthy.

In their letter, caucus members call on the EPA to refrain from moving forwardwith its controversial “Waters of the U.S.” rule that will drastically expandfederal regulatory authority under the Clean Water Act. The members alsohighlight how this rule will negatively impact farms, small businesses, energyproduction, commercial development and substantially interfere with the abilityof individual landowners to use their property.

Roberts newsrelease

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