Representative Sam Graves joined the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator, Andrew Wheeler and members of the Trump Administration for the signing of the new definition of the “Waters of the U.S.” (WOTUS) rule. Graves released the following statement:
“I am thrilled that the Trump Administration has listened to the people and kept their promise to get rid of WOTUS,” said Graves. “You can have a thriving rural economy and clean water. This rule accomplishes that.”
“This reworked rule will provide the certainty and flexibility rural Americans need to properly manage their land and benefit both the economy and the environment. I commend President Trump and his administration for following through on his commitment to protecting our rural way of life.”
One of Trump’s earliest acts in office was an executive order directing EPA and the Army Corps to review and replace the Obama EPA’s definition of the “waters of the United States”.