AUSTIN – The Texas Public Policy Foundation’s Center for the American Future Director Robert Henneke issued the following statement on the U.S. Senate Bill 1140, which was passed today by the U.S. Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works. The bill, also known as the Federal Water Quality Protection Act, directs the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to issue a revised “Waters of the United States” rule that protects traditional navigable water and wetlands, and protects farmers, ranchers, and private landowners.
“The time is ripe for Congress to rein in the unaccountability of the Environmental Protection Agency,” said Center for the American Future Director Robert Henneke. “Through the bipartisan Federal Water Quality Protection Act, supporters of S. 1140 seek to overrule EPA’s unprecedented 'Waters of the United States' expansion of authority. The Constitution grants legislative powers to Congress, not federal bureaucrats, and I applaud this effort to check the EPA’s latest overreach."
The Honorable Robert Henneke is the Director of the Center for the American Future at the Texas Public Policy Foundation.
The Texas Public Policy Foundation is a non-profit, free-market research institute based in Austin, Texas.