President vetoes WOTUS resolution

President vetoes WOTUS resolution

Groups express disappointment in President siding with EPA and allowing water rule to go forward in court system.

As expected, President Barack Obama vetoed Senate Joint Resolution 22, disapproval of the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) waters of the United States rule which would nullify the rule and require EPA and Army Corps of Engineers to clarify the jurisdictional boundaries of the Clean Water Act.

In the veto message from the president, Obama said, “The rule, which is a product of extensive public involvement and years of work, is critical to our efforts to protect the Nation’s w

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