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Rep. Bacon Statement on WOTUS Repeal

Washington, DC, June 27, 2017

 — Congressman Don Bacon (NE-02) released the following statement today following the repeal of the Waters of the United States (WOTUS) Rule:

“The Waters of the US Rule was the prime example of government overreach and resulted in costly compliance measures. It placed burdensome regulations on Nebraska’s farmers, ranchers, landowners, county governments and others that unnecessarily delayed infrastructure projects and conservation.  I am pleased that this cumbersome rule has been repealed. WOTUS was intended to regulate navigable waters; not puddles and irrigation ditches.”