Congressman Sanford Bishop

Representing the 2nd District of Georgia

CONGRESSMAN SANFORD BISHOP WELCOMES HALT OF ‘WATERS OF THE US’ (WOTUS) RULE

Oct 14, 2015
Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congressman Sanford D. Bishop Jr. (GA-02) welcomed the U.S. Court of Appeals’ decision to halt the nationwide enforcement of the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) water pollution rule.

“Last Friday, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit halted the enforcement of an unnecessary regulation targeting vital resources of farmers and small business owners in rural America,” said Congressman Bishop. “Thankfully, the EPA’s overbearing regulation won’t go into effect, and I applaud the courts for halting the potential confusion and governmental overreach.”

Last year, Congressman Bishop supported passage of H.R. 5078. The measure would prohibit the EPA and the Army Corps of Engineers from finalizing, implementing, or enforcing either guidance or a rule proposed last year that would supposedly clarify the federal government's authority to regulate certain intrastate waters under the Clean Water Act, and requires the agencies to consult with state and local officials to develop a new regulatory proposal.

To view Congressman Bishop’s previous statement on the rule, please click here.

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