• U.S. Chamber Statement on the “Navigable Waters Protection Rule”

Press Release
January 23, 2020

Marty Durbin, President of the U.S. Chamber’s Global Energy Institute, issued the following statement regarding today’s announcement from EPA and the Army Corps of Engineers regarding step two of the Administration’s Waters of the United States (WOTUS) rulemaking process, the "Navigable Waters Protection Rule:"

“Today’s announcement brings us a step closer to clean water regulations that are clear and consistent. The new rule distinguishes between waters that are regulated by the federal government and those that are regulated by the states, making it easier for businesses, states and local governments to understand their obligations. We look forward to continued progress on water quality under this sensible regulation and applaud the Administration for their leadership on this important issue."