Colorado Chamber Sends Joint Letter to U.S. Senate Committee on EPA Water Rule

The Colorado Chamber of Commerce signed onto a joint letter with the U.S. Chamber and six other state chambers to Senators John Barrasso (R-WY) and Tom Carper (D-DE) regarding the EPA’s revised “Waters of the U.S.” (WOTUS) rule.

The letter is in response to today’s U.S. Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works hearing regarding a review of the WOTUS regulations and their impact to the states. Click here to read the full letter.

“The proposed revisions [to WOTUS], if finalized, would provide the regulated and agricultural communities with the certainty and clarity they need to continue operations and invest in new operations that are subject to the CWA’s requirements. Further, the proposed revisions would maintain protections for American waters while preserving the states’ authority over local land and water use, enhance transparency, and reflect decisions that are appropriately informed by science,” the letters states.

In April 2019, the Colorado Chamber submitted formal comments to the EPA in support of its revised rules on WOTUS. For more background, view our press release here.