Bishop Statement on New WOTUS Proposal
WASHINGTON, D.C., December 11, 2018 – Today, House Natural Resources Committee Chairman Rob Bishop (R-Utah) issued the following statement regarding the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) proposed rulemaking for the “Waters of the United States” (WOTUS).
“Thanks to the great leadership of Acting Administrator Andrew Wheeler at EPA, a new definition of WOTUS will bring much needed clarity and certainty for America’s farmers, contractors, landowners, and ranchers. The previous WOTUS rule from 2015 was a reckless expansion of federal control. EPA did an excellent job of including the voices of many who are directly impacted by the WOTUS rule. Today is a win for many Utahns and Americans across the country.”