Congressman Huelskamp of Kansas joins others wanting to ditch EPA water grab

Photo courtesy of Congressman Tim Huelskamp's office

Thursday Congressman Tim Huelskamp (KS-01) joined 230 of his colleagues on both sides of the aisle in expressing great concern over a proposed rule from the Environmental Protection Agency. With this massive proposal in clear violation of the Clean Water Act, the EPA seeks to control all waters in the entire United States. If enacted, regulation would allow unprecedented federal encroachment upon private property rights.

Representative Huelskamp signed on to a letter sent to the EPA and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and released the following statement:

"A majority of the House of Representatives, including both Republicans and Democrats, support the withdrawal of this proposed rule. This regulation strikes at the very heart of the heartland-our ranchers and farmers. In contradiction to clear language of the Clean Water Act, this massive power grab would subject nearly all waters in the U.S. to EPA control, including those in road ditches, farm ponds, prairie potholes, swimming pools, water tanks, and rain puddles. It is imperative that we end this massive intrusion of Big Government-and soon."

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