AEA Applauds POTUS for Reform of WOTUS

WASHINGTON – This morning, the EPA announced a proposed rulemaking to repeal the 2015 Waters of the United States (WOTUS) definition under the Clean Water Act. The rule would fully repeal the definition of the Obama administration regarding which waterways and wetlands are to be considered under the Clean Water Act. AEA President Thomas Pyle made the following statement:  “Historically, the ‘Waters of the […]

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Appropriations Bills Signal Step Forward

As the FY 2017 appropriations season rolls along, both Chambers have begun consideration of their respective Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies bills. These bills cover a range of agencies and funds, including the Department of Interior (and its various bureaus), the Environmental Protection Agency, the Land and Water Conservation Fund, and the Fish and Wildlife […]

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Key Vote: Energy Appropriations Amendments

The Senate is set to vote on several amendments to the FY2017 Energy & Water Development Appropriations bill. Two amendments look to rein in federal overreach and spending. Sen. Hoeven is offering an amendment blocking funds from being used to implement the administration’s Waters of the United States (WOTUS) rule. Another amendment, offered by Sen. Coats, would […]

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Key Vote: YES on SJ. Res. 22

The House is set to consider the Senate-passed S.J.Res. 22, a Congressional Review Act resolution that disapproves of the administration’s proposed re-definition of the term “waters of the United States,” as established under the Clean Water Act. The American Energy Alliance supports this CRA resolution and urges all Representatives to vote YES on S.J. Res. […]

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WOTUS Rule Infringes on Private Property Rights

WASHINGTON — American Energy Alliance President Thomas Pyle released the following statement on EPA’s finalized “Waters of the United States” rule: “EPA’s Waters of the United States rule is an attack on individuals’ private property rights under the guise of protecting our country’s waterways. In reality, the rule isn’t about protecting waterways or wetlands. It’s about […]

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EPA’s WOTUS Rule “Insults Property Owners”

Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Gina McCarthy delivered a speech at the National Farmers Union this week in which she tried to assuage doubts over a proposed rule to greatly expand the agency’s authority to regulate waters covered under the Clean Water Act. The proposal, known as “Waters of the United States,” has drawn the […]

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