Idaho Congressman Raul Labrador (R) backed a bill that would force the EPA to stop it’s water grab “rule”….
WASHINGTON, D.C. – A measure forcing the Obama Administration to withdraw its “waters of the United States” rule cleared the House Tuesday on a bipartisan 261-155 vote.
Labrador is an original cosponsor of H.R. 1732, the Regulatory Integrity Protection Act. He’s been working since last year on a legislative remedy, which now heads to the Senate.
H.R. 1732 would require the Environmental Protection Agency and Army Corps of Engineers to withdraw the rule within 30 days and replace it only after extensive consultation with state and local officials and other stakeholders.
According to Rep Labrador “This water grab is a stunning example of regulatory excess,” Labrador said. “It would mean Idahoans could need a federal permit to plow their fields or dig a ditch. The Obama Administration needs to push the reset button and start over by recognizing impacts on real people and respecting the authority of the states.”