AGA Statement on Revised WOTUS Rule
Washington, D.C. – The American Gas Association (AGA) has a long history of strong support for clean water and clear rules on the implementation of the Clean Water Act. Accordingly, AGA is deeply concerned that the revised Waters of the U.S. (WOTUS) rule fails to comply with the Supreme Court’s recent ruling in Sackett v. EPA. Rather than providing much-needed and long-awaited clarity on the definition of WOTUS, this rule adds a new layer of confusion to an already complex issue.
“Regulatory uncertainty directly undermines the Biden Administration’s ability to meet our nation’s infrastructure and energy priorities,” said Karen Harbert, AGA president and CEO. “It is the responsibility of the Environmental Protection Agency and the Army Corps of Engineers to act in accordance with legal precedent to ensure that industry and individuals alike can build critical infrastructure while remaining confident that they are abiding by the Clean Water Act and its regulations. Failure to do so risks slowing the rollout of low-carbon fuels and the construction of critical energy infrastructure—high priorities of the natural gas industry and the Administration.”