"Barrasso Pushes Amendment To Stop EPA Water Rule"

"Sen. John Barrasso (R-Wyo.) is trying to use a bill aimed at preserving federal lands for hunting and fishing as a vehicle to block the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) attempt to redefine its jurisdiction over the nation’s lakes and rivers.

Barrasso Tuesday introduced an amendment to stop the EPA’s “waters of the United States rule,” which it is drafting with the Army Corps of Engineers to clarify which bodies of water the federal government can regulate under the Clean Water Act, requiring permits for some potentially harmful uses and prohibiting others."

Timothy Cama reports for The Hill July 8, 2014.

Wednesday, July 9, 2014