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Senators: Obama misleading country on water rule


October 28, 2014, Washington, DC – A group of 25 Republican senators accused the Obama administration recently of misleading Americans about the scope of the Environmental Protection Agency’s forthcoming Waters of the United States rule.

The EPA, which promptly pushed back against the assertions, says its so-called “WOTUS” rule will merely clarify the agency’s regulation over streams and smaller bodies of water, granted by the Clean Water Act.

The lawmakers say the rule would give the EPA and Army Corps of Engineers almost unlimited power over state and local waters, including those that are isolated from navigable waters controlled by the statute. READ MORE