AGA Urges Congress to Call for the Re-issuance of a Waters of the U.S. Proposed Rule

Policy April 20, 2015

On April 14, 2015 AGA joined a Waters Advocacy Coalition (WAC) letter supporting the passage of the Regulatory Integrity Protection Act of 2015, which calls for the withdrawal of the existing EPA-Army Corps proposal defining "Waters of the U.S." and the development of a new proposal based on sound science, cost-benefit analysis, and comprehensive consultation with states and stakeholders. The WAC believes it is important for Congress to set parameters for further agency action on a “Waters of the U.S.” rule so that the final result reflects congressional intent. In doing so, WAC believes it will achieve environmental benefits, ensure our nation’s ability to engage in the kind of robust economic activity that sustains and supports Americans working in all sectors of the economy, and gain broad support from state and local officials and the regulated community. By requiring EPA and the Corps to withdraw the proposed rule, the “Regulatory Integrity Protection Act of 2015” appropriately re-asserts the role of Congress and initiates a process that will achieve greater balance and generate strong, bipartisan support.

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