Jun 27 2017
WASHINGTON–U.S. Senator John Boozman (R-AR) released the following statement after the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced it is dismantling the Obama administration’s overreaching Waters of the U.S. (WOTUS) rule:
“I applaud the Trump administration for the withdrawal of this overreaching and burdensome rule and returning power to private citizens. This is a win for Arkansas homeowners, small businesses and family farmers who will regain control from Washington of decisions on how to best use their land. I look forward to working with my colleagues and the administration to ensure we follow Congressional intent of the Clean Water Act when developing a rule that protects water sources and the rights of landowners.”
Boozman has been a staunch opponent of the WOTUS rule and worked to overturn it. He voted to nullify the rule last Congress and cosponsored legislation to address this overreach.