Senator Hoeven, Senator Heitkamp, and Congressman Cramer all issued statements in opposition to the EPA’s new Waters of the U.S. rule. The rule, which is intended to clarify what waters fall under the jurisdiction of the EPA through the Clean Water Act, is viewed locally as a vast overreach of authority by the federal government and creates uncertainty, added red tape, and bureaucracy, particularly for North Dakota farmers and ranchers.
Read the statements of our congressional delegation at the links below.
Image: This is the map provided by the EPA which shows water that will be impacted by the rule. View the high-resolution version here.