Grassley anticipates Trump WOTUS rule shortly

Iowa Senator Chuck Grassley says he expects the Trump White House to release the new EPA Waters of the U.S. rule this week. The new rule, that Grassley refers to as a fulfilled promise from Trump to farmers, will reduce federal jurisdiction over wetlands and streams.

“The Trump Administration will set common sense limits on state versus federal jurisdiction over the waterways,” Grassley told reporters, during a conference call, “and make it easier for state and local governments and farmers to comply.”

Grassley says the WOTUS rule proposed by the Obama Administration would have given the federal government unprecedented overreaching power over most farmland.

AUDIO: Chuck Grassley conference call

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