Tipton Outraged Over EPA Proposed Rule; Will Visit Craig Monday

EPA-300Congressman Scott Tipton is just one of several lawmakers pushing for the withdrawal of a proposed Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) rule that could amount to the largest federal water grab to date.  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, by redefining “navigable waters”.  Tipton says the proposed rule goes way too far.  He says under the rule, the bottle of water you’re drinking could be classified as “navigable waters”, and runoff from a storm can be considered a pollutant.  Tipton has joined his colleagues in writing a letter to EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy, asking her to reconsider the rule.  Tipton will be in Craig next week.  He’ll hold a town hall meeting Monday evening at 5:30 at Craig City Hall.  The public is encouraged to attend.

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