BY U.S. SENATOR TOM COTTON –
Washington, D.C.— Senator Tom Cotton (R-Arkansas) today released the following statement after the Obama administration released its final WOTUS Rule:
“The WOTUS rule released today is just further proof that the Obama administration has little regard for rural America—both as an important sector of the economy and as responsible stewards of the environment. These unprecedented new regulations will have a devastating impact on Arkansas. They further establish the EPA’s ability to regulate farmland, effectively tying farmer’s hands on everything from when to plant, how often they can run a tractor, and regulating mud puddles on their farms.
“This new rule is a prime example of government overreach at its very worst. I am committed to stopping these regulations in their tracks and protecting Arkansans from President Obama’s continued attacks on farmers.”