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House passes Waters of the United States resolution of disapproval

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Kevin Cramer announced today the U.S. House of Representatives approved S.J. Res. 22, a joint Congressional resolution of disapproval for the Waters of the United States Rule (WOTUS).  This resolution vacates a rule published on June 29, 2015, by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) which would redefine “waters of the United States” ...

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Report: EPA used ‘covert propaganda’ on WOTUS

Last week was a tough one for the Environmental Protection Agency’s Waters of the U.S. proposal. First, the government watchdog found the EPA campaign to promote WOTUS violated federal lobbying rules and the proposal was nearly killed in a 2,000-page congressional omnibus bill. WOTUS proposed tougher standards for water quality around coal mines and requiring companies to accept additional responsibility ...

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Senate repeal falls short, EPA clean water survives

The Senate Tuesday fell short of advancing legislation to repeal proposed environmental regulations aimed at bringing more waterways and wetlands under federal protection, handing the Obama administration a victory on rules that have faced a number of legal and political setbacks since being introduced this summer. With 57 senators — all the GOP and four Democrats — voting to repeal ...

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