Lucas Responds to President Trump’s Action on WOTUS

Feb 28, 2017

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Frank Lucas (R-Okla.) released the following statement in response to President Trump’s executive action directing regulators to review and begin unwinding the controversial Waters of the United States (WOTUS) rule.

“The Waters of the U.S. rule has created widespread uncertainty for many of the folks in the agriculture, energy, and construction sectors across our country,” said Congressman Lucas. “This far-reaching and arbitrary regulation was less about protecting our country’s natural resources and more about expanding federal control over private landowners. I applaud the Trump administration for taking swift action on this issue. Getting rid of this red tape is a major win for rural America and allows property owners and businesses to refocus their attention on more important matters.”