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Sen. Cruz Applauds Trump Administration’s Repeal of Obama Era EPA Regulation

September 12, 2019



WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) today released the following statement in response to the Trump administration decision to repeal the Obama administration's definition of "waters of the United States" (WOTUS), eliminating the inconsistent regulatory patchwork that overburdened farmers, ranchers, and landowners, and led to extensive litigation:

"This announcement is yet another example of the administration's dedication to rolling back burdensome regulations for hardworking Americans and reining in federal overreach. The Obama-era WOTUS ruling placed red tape in the way of Texas farmers, ranchers, and landowners, and cost taxpayers millions of dollars by expanding the definition of federal water to include even a puddle. I applaud the administration's decision to return property rights to landowners who know how to manage their land and resources best."





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