Missouri Sen. Roy Blunt introduces Federal Water Quality Protection Act
The bill also protects farmers, ranchers and private landowners by removing waters affected by the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) rule. The EPA and the Army Corps of Engineers have proposed to expand the scope of federal authority over land and water, shifting the focus of the Clean Water Act from water quality protection and navigable waters to habitat and water supply.
Blunt said the Obama administration’s intrusion into every corner of our lives has now reached even the puddles on our private property.
“Farmers, ranchers, small businesses and landowners in Missouri and nationwide need less overreach from the Obama administration into their private lives and property,” Blunt said. “This bipartisan bill directs the EPA and the ACE to issue a reasonable rule that will preserve our navigable waterways and natural resources, while protecting Missourians from the Obama administration’s brazen attempts to control their private property.”