WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Matt Rosendale (MT-02) released the following statement regarding the recent United States Supreme Court ruling in the case of Sackett v. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).
“For far too long, The Biden Administration has weaponized WOTUS to expand federal jurisdiction over dry creek beds and mud puddles across the United States,” said Rep. Rosendale. “In a major victory for Montana farmers and ranchers, the Supreme Court ruled against this unconstitutional overreach and reaffirmed the rights of private property owners.”
Rep. Rosendale has been an outspoken advocate against the Biden Administration’s WOTUS rule as it is intentionally vague, adding to the regulatory uncertainty and litigation that surrounds the scope of federal authority over our nation’s waters.
· Rep. Rosendale and 196 House Republicans previously penned a letter to U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Michael Regan and Assistant Secretary of the Army for Civil Works Michael L. Connor to denounce the rule. Read it here.
· Rep. Rosendale voted in favor of H.J.Res.27 to overturn this rule. While it passed though the U.S. House and Senate with bipartisan support, it was vetoed by President Biden. Rep. Rosendale also voted to overturn this veto.