US Senators Wicker and Hyde-Smith advocate for clear federal regulation for farmers and small business owners.
Republican members of the Environment and Public Works Committee (EPW) joined to present P.2567. This legislation would provide clarity to farmers and businesses that have been affected by regulations related to the Clean Water Act.
On the first day of his administration, President Biden signed executive order that would undo the Trump administration’s actions to rescind Obama’s WOTUS rule that ended the NWPR.
In January, Mississippi senators and their Senate colleagues presented a resolution which communicates the need for the United States Senate to respect the Navigable Waters Protection Rules (NWPR).
“The Trump Administration’s Navigable Waters Rule recognizes state control over local waters while maintaining important protections for our environment,” stated Senator Roger Wicker. Coding this rule would ensure that federal regulations are not too burdensome for Mississippi farmers and small business owners. I am pleased to support my colleagues in this effort. “
“There is no good reason for the Biden administration to replace the 2020 Navigable Water Protection Rule other than to force centralized federal authority and regulatory power over all waters: groundwater, ditches, stormwater, and more. Our farmers, businesses and owners thrive best on the responsible oversight and certainty that the current rule provides and which is why it should be codified, ”said Senator Cindy Hyde-Smith..
Senator Cindy Hyde-Smith took to Twitter to show her support for the legislation. Hyde-Smith stated that he joined the effort to codify the rule and stated that there is no reason for President Biden to replace the NWPR.
There is no good reason to @POTUS to replace the Navigable Water Protection Rule other than force centralized feeding. authority and regulatory power over all waters: groundwater, ditches, rainwater, etc. He joined the effort to provide clarity to farmers and businesses and to codify the rule.
– US Senator Cindy Hyde-Smith (@SenHydeSmith) July 30, 2021
Senator Roger Wicker tweeted that he is working to codify the True Stewardship rules that recognize state control over local waters.
Federal regulations shouldn’t get too burdensome for Mississippi farmers and small business owners.
I am working to codify the rules of the Trump Administration, which recognizes state control over local waters.https://t.co/9lq969onp6
– Senator Roger Wicker (@SenatorWicker) July 30, 2021
You can read the full invoice (p. 2567) here.