“Yesterday’s announcement by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) to delay implementation of the 2015 Waters of the U.S. (WOTUS) rule is another positive step toward the elimination of this harmful, vague, and burdensome regulation. Without the announced two-year delay, Nebraska’s farmers, ranchers, small business owners, and virtually anyone who turns earth with a shovel, would have been subject to federal regulations which looked to treat dry land as flowing water.”

“Now that the delay of the rule has been finalized, we call upon the EPA to work with our nation’s landowners to develop a rule which follows common sense and also protects our nation’s water supply. These ideas are not mutually exclusive. Our coalition stands ready to work with the EPA as well as the Corps, to develop a new rule which accomplishes both of these goals.”

Common Sense Nebraska Coalition members include: