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Goodlatte Applauds Action to Roll Back WOTUS

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Washington, February 28, 2017 | Beth Breeding (202-225-5431) | comments
Congressman Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.) released the following statement in support of President Trump’s Executive Order that would set the course for the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Army Corps of Engineers to rescind the controversial Waters of the United States (WOTUS) rule:

“Rolling back red tape is key to getting America’s economic engine running again. The EPA’s Waters of the U.S. rule is simply unworkable federal government overreach. The costly impacts of this rule would be far-reaching, hitting farmers, small businesses, municipalities, and local economies squarely in the pocketbook. Protecting America’s waterways is critical, but this should be a collaborative approach. We need common sense policies that will protect water quality without limiting economic growth and unfairly over-regulating local agricultural producers and economies, like those in the Sixth District of Virginia. Today’s executive action by President Trump sets the course to stop this rule in its tracks and get the EPA out of the business of micromanaging state and local water decisions.”
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