Waters Advocacy Coalition Issues Statement Following U.S. District Court Ruling on 2015 WOTUS Rule
Washington, DC - Today, the Waters Advocacy Coalition released the following statement in response to the preliminary injunction against the 2015 Waters of the United States (WOTUS) rule issued by the U.S. District Court in Brunswick, Georgia:
"Today's court ruling is validation for the thousands of farmers, ranchers, and small business owners across the country who have been speaking out against the 2015 WOTUS rule as too broad, confusing, and crippling to their livelihoods," said Waters Advocacy Coalition spokeswoman Stephanie Genco. "Americans deserve a common-sense WOTUS rule that doesn't require a team of lawyers and consultants to navigate a maze of federal regulations before building on their own property or plowing a field on their farms. While the 2015 Rule is now stayed in 24 states all together, the other half of the country is still in limbo. That is why the Waters Advocacy Coalition will continue to call on the Environmental Protection Agency and the Army Corps of Engineers to withdraw the unlawful 2015 rule and release a revised definition of Waters of the United States that affirms the intent of Congress under the Clean Water Act and provides a regulatory structure that supports both clean water and clear rules."
The Waters Advocacy Coalition represents a cross-section of farmers, ranchers, small business owners and industries who are seeking a revised Waters of the United States rule. For more information, check out our website and Twitter.
SLMA is a member of the Waters Advocacy Coalition. Please refer to the monthly SLMA Regulatory Update for continued developments regarding the Waters of the US rule.