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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

Tipton Blasts Further Attempts By Feds to Control Water

SCOTT-TIPTON-300Yesterday, Congressman Scott Tipton (R-CO) stressed that the Forest Service’s newly proposed Directive on Groundwater Resource Management includes overly broad language that will expand the agency’s regulatory reach over groundwater and jeopardize privately-held water rights. The directive is strikingly similar in function and tone to the recent 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