BISMARCK — North Dakota Stockmen’s Association President Warren Zenker today released the following statement in response to the Trump Administration’s executive order to rescind the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Waters of the United States Rule (WOTUS):
“The Trump Administration’s move to reconsider the EPA’s WOTUS rule marks a victory for ranchers and landowners who were left with the uncertainty of a misguided regulatory scheme that expanded the agency’s jurisdiction far beyond the original intent of Congress under the Clean Water Act.
By signing today’s executive order, President Trump has reasserted the private property rights of landowners and taken a good first step in reining in the onerous land grab and federal overregulation promoted by the WOTUS rule.”
— North Dakota Stockmen’s Association
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