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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senator John Barrasso (R-Wyo.) released the following statement in response to the Biden administration’s announcement that the Environmental Protection Agency intends to revise the definition of “waters of the United States” (WOTUS).

“Here we go again. The Biden administration continues its crusade to replace sound regulatory policy reforms with misguided federal mandates and job-killing uncertainty.

“The Waters of the United States rule was a terrible idea during the Obama administration and it certainly hasn’t improved with age. This outrageous rule isn’t about protecting America’s waterways. It’s about giving Washington control over everything from backyard ponds to puddles and farm fields.

“I’ll continue to stand with America’s farmers, ranchers and responsible landowners to oppose this misguided rule every step of the way.”