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Gov. Ricketts Comments on WOTUS Rule

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Today, Governor Pete Ricketts issued the following statement after hearing about the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) decision to release its Waters of the United States (WOTUS) rule.

“Today’s decision by the EPA and the Army Corps of Engineers to release the final WOTUS rule is bad policy,” Gov. Ricketts said. “It is clear the Administration failed to listen to the concerns of Nebraska’s agriculture and business communities. This rule has the potential to saddle our farmers, ranchers, and other businesses with a huge, unwarranted regulatory burden. It should be scrapped.”