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Governor Stitt Joins 24 Governors Opposing Burdensome WOTUS Regulations

Monday, January 30, 2023

Governor Kevin Stitt joined 24 governors in sending a letter to President Biden expressing opposition to a rule regarding the Clean Water Act (CWA) and the revised definition of “Waters of the United States” (WOTUS).

The letter reads, in part: “We request you delay its implementation until the U.S. Supreme Court issues a ruling in Sackett v. EPA. The WOTUS definition has been under scrutiny for nearly twenty years, and your Administration’s rule only further complicates the efforts to create certainty under the CWA for rural communities.”

“…The rule is problematic in and of itself, but its timing is particularly troubling given record inflation and gas prices that threaten the livelihoods of so many communities. Those who rely on farming and small businesses as a backbone of their local economies are particularly vulnerable. Another burdensome and overbroad regulation from the federal government could not come at a worse time for America.”

The letter can be read in full here.

Last Modified on Jan 30, 2023
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