Murkowski Commends President Trump’s WOTUS Executive Order

U.S. Senator Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) released the following statement in response to President Trump’s Executive Order regarding the Waters of the United States (WOTUS) rule:

"The Waters of the United States or ‘WOTUS’ rule is one of the most burdensome, overreaching rules imposed by the Obama administration—a regulation with such broad reach that it could be used to impact and delay almost any development project anywhere in Alaska. I am pleased the Trump administration has decided to review this rule. I urge the EPA and the Army Corps of Engineers to reach the same conclusion that many Alaskans already have: this rule needs to be dismantled, and replaced with a better, clearer and more targeted approach that recognizes proper limits on federal authority and preserves the proper role of the states in protecting our waters.”