Sullivan Statement on WOTUS Withdrawal

WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Senator Dan Sullivan released the following statement on the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) efforts to withdraw and rewrite the overreaching Waters of the United States (WOTUS) Rule. 

“I have long advocated for repealing the lawless WOTUS Rule, which gave the EPA vast new authority over lands across the country, particularly in Alaska, which is home to more jurisdictional waters than any other state. I applaud the EPA for taking steps to rescind the rule and implement the Clean Water Act based on the principle of cooperative federalism, working in partnership with the states and the people who know best how to regulate their waters.

“Going forward, I will work with the Administration, my colleagues in the Senate, and the people of Alaska to make sure that any rule under the Clean Water Act does not needlessly hinder development, farming, or property use, while protecting our waters.”