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Dear Chairman Barrasso and Ranking Member Carper:
We, the undersigned Chambers of Commerce, appreciate the Committee holding the hearing, “A Review of Waters of the U.S. Regulations: Their Impact on States and the American People.” We are committed to the protection and restoration of America’s wetlands and waters, and the definition of “Waters of the United States” (“WOTUS”) is critical to our membership, as many of our members engage in activities subject to the Clean Water Act’s (“CWA”) extensive permitting requirements.
Stephen Eule

There’s no doubt that greener energy technologies require minerals like copper, nickel, cobalt, and other rare earth elements. These are the raw materials needed to build everything from cell phones to airplanes, computers, solar panels and self-driving cars. As the United States increases its use of renewable power, we will need rare earth minerals to manufacturer solar panels, battery, and other technologies.

Dear Mr. Foster:
We, the undersigned organizations (collectively, the Associations), write to you to express our concerns regarding the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA or Agency) draft set of recommendations for mitigating groundwater contaminated with perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA) and/or perfluorooctane sulfonate (PFOS).
My name is Dan Byers, and I am Vice President for Policy at the Global Energy Institute, an affiliate of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce (“Chamber”). The Chamber is the world’s largest business federation, representing the interests of more than three million businesses and organizations of every size, sector and region. The mission of the Global Energy Institute is to unify policymakers, regulators, business leaders, and the American public behind a common sense energy strategy to help keep America secure, prosperous, and clean.
Dear Mr. Wilson:
We, the undersigned organizations (collectively, the Associations), understand the importance of responsibly managing water resources and have been working to protect clean water for decades. Consequently, we submit these comments to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA or Agency) in response to its “Interpretive Statement on Application of the Clean Water Act National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System Program to Releases of Pollutants From a Point Source to Groundwater” (Interpretive Statement).

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