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Upton Statement on Congressional Resolution to Nullify Controversial EPA “WOTUS” Rule

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Washington, January 13, 2016 | Tom Wilbur/Lynn Turner (202 225 3761/269-385-0039) | comments

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Fred Upton, R-St. Joseph, today released the following statement upon House passage of S.J. Res. 22 – Congressional Disapproval of the “Waters of the United States” Rule, which would nullify the controversial EPA rule that would regulate ditches and standing water in farmers’ low-lying fields as federally regulated waterways.

“The ‘WOTUS’ Rule is out-of-touch, ill-advised government overreach and would spell disaster for our agriculture communities in Southwest Michigan and across the country,” said Upton. “I am pleased that we again stood up for jobs, our rural communities, and common sense. As the court battles continue, Congress has spoken loud and clear: This proposed rule needs to go back to the drawing board.”  

S.J. Res 22 is a joint resolution Congressional resolution which was passed by the Senate on November 4, 2015.

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