‘A Recipe for Disaster’
The Biden Administration wrapped up 2022 by redefining the Waters of the United States rule. North Dakota Senator Kevin Cramer said the Biden Administration has gone too far. “When (EPA) Administrator Regan and (Army Corps of Engineers) Assistant Administrator Fox visited North Dakota, I reiterated the empowerment of EPA and Army Corps bureaucrats by giving them federal authority over non-navigable ponds, ditches and puddles is a recipe for disaster,” said Cramer.. “Our state is and will be at the epicenter of this debate.” North Dakota Senator John Hoeven responded to Friday’s announcement by saying the new rule violates private property rights and will increase costs for American consumers. South Dakota Senator John Thune said he will ask the White House to abandon this change, or he will push the Senate to overturn the new WOTUS definition.