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Gov. Ricketts Comments on WOTUS Rollback

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Taylor Gage, 402-471-1970

Eric Maher, 402-471-1974



LINCOLN – Today, Governor Pete Ricketts sent a letter to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers commenting on the pending rollback of the Waters of the United States (WOTUS) rule.  



“Our state remains concerned about the proposed expanded definition of WOTUS adopted in 2015, both because of its expansive reach and because of the difficulty in determining what water or land may be considered jurisdictional under the existing regulation.  That is why Nebraska joined with a majority of states to legally challenge that rule on both procedural and substantive fronts.  We continue to be committed to preserving our authority over our land and water resources,” wrote Governor Ricketts in the letter.


WOTUS Letter 6.16.2017.pdf