Yesterday, the Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers issued a proposal to repeal the extremely harmful Waters of the U.S. WOTUS rule. I am hopeful for a decision that provides some much-needed certainty to Texas Royalty owners, the oil and natural gas industry, and landowners.
This rule greatly expanded EPA’s regulatory authority by allowing them agency to control areas that only sometimes held water. It was literally the biggest government land grab in history.
I am truly grateful our new leadership has taken the action needed to repeal this dangerously flawed rule. The current proposal will simply revert back to the pre-Obama version of the rule so that it can be corrected and common sense can be added to this serious regulatory overreach. I support this rule and call on our government to revert WOTUS and establish common sense rules.