House Committee on Agriculture Chairman K. Michael Conaway (TX-11) and Conservation and Forestry Subcommittee Chairman Glenn ‘GT’ Thompson (PA-5) released the following statement in response to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Army Corps of Engineers final “waters of the United States” (WOTUS) rule. This rule further obscures the original intent of the Clean Water Act (CWA) by significantly expanding waters subject to federal jurisdiction.
In Case You Missed It: Lucas Discusses Efforts in Congress to Block EPA
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WASHINGTON – In an interview with E & E TV, Ranking Member Frank Lucas reaffirmed his commitment to pursuing bipartisan legislation that would block the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) from regulating greenhouse gases under the Clean Air Act.
During the interview, Lucas said this about the bipartisan effort to prevent further overreaching by the EPA:
"I think this resolution and disallowment will send a signal to the EPA and the White House, back off, calm down, apply sound science, follow the rule of law and let the legislative bodies move the agenda in this country, not the bureaucracy."