Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt has issued a proposal to clarify the administration’s intent of repealing the Obama era Waters of the U.S. rule. He says they’re proposing to permanently and completely repeal the 2015 WOTUS rule as they work on a new improved WOTUS definition. South Dakota Farm Bureau President Scott VanderWal is pleased the agency is moving in that direction.
He says the Obama era measure was a drastic overreach of federal powers and the measure itself was very problematic.
VanderWal says his group will be submitting comments on the new rule and will be very engaged in the process.
The administrator’s proposal will give more time for the public and industry to provide feedback on the EPA’s plan to roll back the previous administration’s water rule.
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