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Washington, D.C. – Following the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals to stay President Obama’s Waters of the United States (WOTUS) rule, Congressman Tom Emmer (MN-06) released the following statement:

“Through the EPA’s final Waters of the U.S. rule we witnessed yet another bureaucratic overreach by the Obama Administration. Thankfully, today’s Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals’ decision to halt the rule is a victory for farmers, ranchers and land owners across the country.  Like all Minnesotans, I believe that we need to be good stewards of our land and waterways, but I firmly oppose this flawed attempt to redefine WOTUS and would like to see the EPA go back to the drawing board. Our nation’s farmers and ranchers are the backbones of our society, and I am pleased to see that they have a temporary reprieve from this intrusive rule.”