(Washington, DC) — Congressman Doug LaMalfa (R-Richvale) applauded the Trump Administration for publishing the final Navigable Waters Protection Rule. This rule would clear-up the definition of “waters of the United States” and deliver on President Trump’s commitment to protecting the nation’s navigable waters while also removing undue Federal government overreach.
LaMalfa said: “The Obama Administration’s ill-advised attempt to expand the WOTUS definition created a major burden on farmers, ranchers, and rural-land owners. It inserted Washington into decisions that should be made at the local level and made puddles a federally regulated water that required a permit to disturb. I commend the Trump Administration for re-empowering state and local governments to protect their own water resources by publishing the Navigable Waters Protection Rule. This is a common-sense change that gives landowners the flexibility to maintain their own land without overreaching federal input. The President has kept his promise to cut red tape and return freedom to rural America.”
Congressman Doug LaMalfa is a lifelong farmer representing California’s First Congressional District, including Butte, Glenn, Lassen, Modoc, Nevada, Placer, Plumas, Shasta, Sierra, Siskiyou and Tehama Counties.