On Thursday, March 10th, 2022, Rep. Mariannette Miller-Meeks (IA-02) joined over 200 House Republicans, led by the Republican Leader of the Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, Rep. Sam Graves (MO-06), and the Chairman of the Congressional Western Caucus, Rep. Dan Newhouse (WA-04), in a letter to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) renewing calls for the Biden Administration to drop its plan to expand the scope of “waters of the United States” (WOTUS).
“Water is one of our most precious natural resources. In Iowa and in rural communities throughout the country, we recognize that farmers and ranchers are the original conservationists,” said Miller-Meeks. “WOTUS drastically expanded the jurisdiction over bodies of water like streams and ponds that the Clean Water Act never intended to regulate. Instead of burdening private citizens with confusing and ambiguous standards that could end up costing them thousands of dollars, we should work to ensure that the federal government’s clean water efforts are focused on clearly defined bodies of water.”
To read the full text of the letter, click HERE.