CASPER, WY – U.S. Senator John Barrasso (R-Wyo.) today released the following statement in response to the United States Supreme Court ruling in Sackett v. Environmental Protection Agency. The ruling narrowed the authority of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the federal government in regulating “waters of the United States” (WOTUS) under the Clean Water Act.
“The Supreme Court ruled once again to rein in an out-of-control Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). The Court confirmed what we’ve been saying for years. EPA’s overreach in defining the ‘waters of the United States’ (WOTUS) to include any piece of land it wants to regulate is unconstitutional. This ruling is a big win in our fight to stop federal overreach and protect Americans’ private property rights.”