Arlington, Va. – Americans for Prosperity is applauding the Trump administration today after the president signed an executive order that would begin to roll back the controversial and damaging Waters of the United States rule.
The order directs the Environmental Protection Agency and the Army Corps of Engineers to “review and reconsider” the policy.
AFP Chief Government Affairs Officer Brent Gardner released the following statement:
“We are excited to see changes to the Waters of the United States policy, which was another exercise in overregulation that could have led to virtually any body of water as small as a drainage ditch coming under scrutiny by federal authorities.
This was an example of bureaucrats drastically overreaching beyond their plan statutory authority under the law. This is another step in the right direction as we work to roll back the massive regulatory state that grew unchecked during the Obama administration.”
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“Americans for Prosperity believes property rights are the basis for a free and prosperous society and works to protect these rights.” – Brent Gardner