Tag Archives: Clean Water Act

Moffat County Submits Public Comments on Two Issues

MC Commissioners-150The Moffat County Commissioners have signed off on public comments regarding two key issues in Northwest Colorado. Jeff Comstock from the county’s Natural Resources Department presented the commissioners first with comments regarding U.S. Fish and Wildlife’s proposal to list the Yellow Billed Cuckoo as a threatened species. Continue reading

SBA Urges EPA to Drop Proposed Water Rule

SMALL BUSINESSThe Small Business Administration (SBA) Office of Advocacy has submitted a comment calling for the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to withdraw their controversial proposed rule to redefine ‘Waters of the United States’ under the Clean Water Act to include virtually every form of surface water. Continue reading

Tipton Questions EPA About Water Grab

SCOTT-TIPTON-300Wednesday, Congressman Scott Tipton (R-CO) questioned (EPA) Deputy Administrator Bob Perciasepe during a House Small Business Committee hearing on the EPA’s controversial new rule to redefine waters of the United States under the Clean Water Act. During the hearing, Tipton submitted a letter to the record from the Waters Advocacy Coalition, representing Continue reading

Tipton Questions USDA’s Water Claims

SCOTT-TIPTON-300Yesterday, Congressman Scott Tipton (R-CO) questioned U.S. Department of Agriculture Undersecretary Robert Bonnie during a House Agriculture Subcommittee hearing to review the Interpretive Rule Regarding the Applicability of Clean Water Act Agricultural Exemptions. During the hearing, Tipton contested Bonnie’s claims that agriculture producers’ access to water would be Continue reading

Tipton Questions Witnesses on Drawbacks of EPA Water Rule

SCOTT-TIPTON-300Congressman Scott Tipton (R-CO) questioned witnesses yesterday during a House Small Business Committee hearing to examine the impact that the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) proposed rule to redefine “waters of the U.S.” would have on small businesses.  The EPA’s proposed rule, which is subject to a 90-day comment period that ends Continue reading

Hearing to be Held Tomorrow on EPA Proposed Water Rule

EPA-300Tomorrow, the Small Business Committee will conduct a hearing titled “Will EPA’s ‘Waters of the United States’ Rule Drown Small Businesses?” The hearing will examine the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) and United States Army Corps of Engineers’ proposed rule to broaden the scope of waters subject Continue reading

Gardner Joins in Fight Against EPA Proposed Rule

WATER CONSERVATIONThis week, Congressman Cory Gardner (CO-04) joined Congressman Scott Tipton in opposing the Environmental Protection Agency’s latest “water grab” attempt.  Gardner and 45 Members of the Senate and Congressional Western Caucuses sent a letter to Environmental Protection Continue reading

Tipton Calls for Withdrawal of EPA Proposed Rule

SCOTT-TIPTON-300Congressman Scott Tipton, yesterday, joined his colleagues in pushing for the withdrawal of a proposed Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) rule that could amount to the largest federal water grab to date. Tipton first raised concerns in March over the impact the rule could have in Colorado and on the rights of all water users.  The EPA’s proposed rule, which is subject to a 90-day comment period that ends Continue reading