WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator John Boozman (R-AR) highlighted the potential impact the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) overreaching “waters of the United States” (WOTUS) rule would have on Arkansas and shared the concerns of Arkansans during a speech on the Senate floor.
“The Obama Administration wants to give bureaucrats in Washington control of almost all water in Arkansas. For the past year Arkansas farmers and ranchers have shared with me their concerns of this EPA overreach. I want to share some comments that I recently received,” Boozman said before reading emails from residents in Lonsdale and Trumann.
Boozman encouraged support for the Federal Water Quality Protection Act, bipartisan legislation he supported last week in the Environment and Public Works (EPW) Committee that protects our nation’s water and the rights of landowners.
In March, Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge testified before the Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry about the negative impact the WOTUS rule would have on Arkansas and questioned the legal basis for the proposed rule.