Gov. Ricketts Welcomes EPA Administrator Pruitt to Nebraska
Governor Ricketts hosts Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt at the Governor’s Residence in Lincoln
Governor Ricketts, Administrator Pruitt, and agriculture and business leaders from across Nebraska discuss the future of the Waters of the U.S. (WOTUS) rule.
LINCOLN – Today, Governor Pete Ricketts welcomed United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Scott Pruitt to Nebraska. Administrator Pruitt visited Nebraska to discuss the future of the Waters of the U.S. (WOTUS) rule.
At the Governor’s Residence in Lincoln, Administrator Pruitt briefed the Governor and select cabinet members on the EPA’s work on rolling back the Obama Administration’s WOTUS rule. The visit concluded with a roundtable discussion with Administrator Pruitt, Governor Ricketts, members of his cabinet, Congressman Bacon, and members of the Common Sense Nebraska Coalition detailing the future of WOTUS.
“Thank you to Administrator Pruitt for all he has done to cut onerous and job-killing federal red tape imposed on the states,” said Governor Ricketts. “Administrator Pruitt and the Trump Administration have kept their word and repealed the 2015 Waters of the U.S. (WOTUS) rule that would have threatened future growth in Nebraska agriculture and manufacturing. In his work of rolling back the old rule and writing a new one, Pruitt is returning power to the states and protecting the rights of our farm families and small business owners.”