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 on July 21st, drastically expands the agency’s regulatory authority by redefining “waters of the United States” under the Clean Water Act (CWA) to include virtually every form of surface water.  Tipton and colleagues wrote to EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy and Army Secretary John M. McHugh, that the science behind the rule is flawed, and that it will create more confusion and “inevitably cause unnecessary litigation.”  Tipton also joined his colleagues in a letter to House Appropriators last month requesting that no funds in the FY 2015 Energy and Water Development Appropriations and Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies Appropriations bills be made available to implement the new EPA draft rule.  You can view the proposed rule, along with the letter Tipton wrote with his colleagues, by clicking the appropriate link below.  Pictured: Scott Tipton

EPA Proposed Rule

Tipton’s Full Letter


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