Congress will be taking a look at a proposed rule by EPA that many lawmakers oppose. The February 4 Joint Committee hearing will focus on the agencies attempt to clarify the Clean Water Act. Senate Environment and Public Works Committee member, South Dakota Senator Mike Rounds says whether it’s a clarification or not the rule is simply not necessary.
Rounds says the Waters of the U.S. proposal is nothing but an attempt by the federal government to take control of private land and regulate everything under the sun.
Rounds says following the hearing the question isn’t if there will be legislation put in to stop EPA on the rule but what form that measure will take.
The combined Senate Environment and Public Works and House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee hearing takes place February 4.