Barletta Statement on WOTUS Ruling

Aug 17, 2018
Press Release

WASHINGTON - Today, Congressman Lou Barletta (PA-11) issued the following statement condemning a federal judge’s ruling to reinstate the Obama Administration’s burdensome Waters of the U.S. rule in 26 states, including Pennsylvania:

“The Obama Administration’s Waters of the U.S. rule created a massive tangle of bureaucracy that threatens job creation and economic security for farmers, homebuilders, manufacturers, contractors and pretty much anyone who uses land in the course of doing business,” Barletta said.  “The rule has a devastating impact on the residents of Pennsylvania’s 11th District and undermines the relationship between the federal government and state governments established by the Clean Water Act.  I have long opposed this one-size-fits-all regulation, and I will continue to support President Trump’s efforts to dismantle it and hold the Environmental Protection Agency accountable to the American people.”