WASHINGTON D.C.– U.S. Senator Roger Wicker, R-Miss. supports a Senate proposal to overturn an Obama Administration rule that would give the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and Army Corps of Engineers new power to regulate irrigation ditches, isolated ponds, prairie potholes, and other non-navigable waters. Now it’s in the house waiting the approval.
“The Administration’s ‘waters of the U.S.’ (WOTUS) rule is a massive federal overreach with hardly any environmental benefit – if at all,” Wicker said. “Americans are right to be concerned. This regulation could have a far-reaching impact on our lives and our private property. I am particularly concerned about what this could mean for our nation’s farmers and ranchers, especially in states like Mississippi where agriculture is one of the leading industries.”
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit ordered a nationwide stay of the rule because they felt it was overreaching. Here’s the full video of Wicker’s response.