WASHINGTON, D.C. – The EPA and the Army Corps of Engineers have published a rule changing the definition of Waters of the United States (WOTUS). U.S. Senator Deb Fischer (R-Neb.), a member of the Senate Agriculture Committee and a strong opponent of the Obama administration’s WOTUS rule, released the following statement:

“The administration is now seeking comment on their new definition of WOTUS. Common-sense rule-making involves input from the people the regulations will impact on a daily basis. I encourage all Nebraskans to review the rule and submit their thoughts and concerns over the next 60 days.”

The official 60-day comment period will end on April 15, 2019. Nebraskans can submit their comments here.

Senator Fischer sponsored multiple legislative to stop the Obama administration’s WOTUS rule. In March 2015, she chaired a field hearing of the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee in Lincoln, Nebraska, to hear firsthand from Nebraskans about the negative effects of the Obama-era WOTUS rule.