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June 9, 2021


Cotton Statement on EPA Decision to Abandon Navigable Water Protection Rule

Washington, D.C. – Senator Tom Cotton (R-Arkansas) released the statement below following the Biden administration’s announcement that the Environmental Protection Agency would abandon the Navigable Water Protection rule and seek additional regulations.

“The Navigable Water Protection rule secured our nation’s clean water supply without punishing homeowners, small businesses, and ag producers. The Biden EPA’s decision to abandon the rule is a political move designed to pacify radical environmentalists and to expand federal control, at the expense of Arkansans. We’ve fought this battle before and won—we can do it again.”