Sen. Blunt Continues Fight To Block EPA

   U.S. Senator Roy Blunt (Mo.) applauded the U.S. Senate in late March for passing an amendment he co-sponsored in the FY2016 budget debate to stop the Obama Administration from taking over all waters in the United States.
   The provision, which was introduced by U.S. Senator John Barrasso (Wyo.), establishes a spending-neutral reserve fund to ensure federal jurisdiction under the Clean Water Act (CWA) is focused on water quality, which may include limiting federal jurisdiction based on certain criteria.
   “The Obama Administration has no business regulating puddles, ditches, and ponds across Missouri,” Sen. Blunt said. “I’m fighting the EPA’s proposed water rule because it would hurt Missouri farm families, home construction, job creation, roads, and energy development, I’m pleased the Senate passed this important provision, and I’ll keep working with my colleagues to protect Missourians from the Obama Administration’s blatant overreach and unprecedented power grab.”
   In June 2014, Blunt joined Barrasso and 28 of their colleagues to introduce the Protecting Water and Property Rights Act of 2014, legislation to stop the EPA from taking over all private and state water in the United States. The bill prevents the EPA and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers from finalizing their March 2014 proposed rule, which would significantly expand federal authority under the CWA. ∆
   (Reprinted From Sen. Blunt’s Website)
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