Senate Republicans Seek To Roll Back Water Protections

Politico reports:

Sen. Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) is looking to permanently repeal the Biden administration’s waters of the U.S. — or WOTUS, which Republicans say is overreaching and will burden farmers and businesses.

The WOTUS rule determines which waters and wetlands fall under federal protection, and is a decades-long battle in Congress, the courts and federal agencies. Capito expects a vote in March.

“I think we’ve got a good shot at getting Democratic votes because this is impacting farm lands and any kind of construction, mining, all these things,” Capito said Tuesday. Needless to say, even if the measures pass the House and Senate, President Joe Biden is expected to veto them.

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