WASHINGTON—U.S. Senator John Boozman released the following statement in response to the Biden administration’s announcement of the repeal of the Navigable Waters Protection rule to define Waters of the United States (WOTUS):
“Eliminating the certainty of the Trump-era WOTUS rule threatens the livelihoods of hardworking Americans. The idea that Washington bureaucrats are better positioned than state and local jurisdictions to regulate water quality is an attack on farmers, ranchers and homeowners. I will continue to defend the current rule and fight this Biden administration power grab.”
In January, Boozman and senate Republicans introduced a resolution in support of upholding the Navigable Waters Protection rule. As a member of the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works (EPW), Boozman repeatedly fought against the Obama-era WOTUS rule and advocated for water rules that provide certainty for agriculture producers and all landowners.