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Congressman Ken Buck

Representing the 4th District of Colorado

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May 28, 2015 In The News

The Environmental Protection Agency’s newly finalized rule on clean water unleashed a flood of criticism Wednesday from Colorado Republicans, who accused the Obama administration of engineering a federal power grab.

The agency’s hotly contested “Waters of the United States” rule expands the list of waterways covered by the federal Clean Water Act, which EPA officials said would ensure that more Americans gain access to drinking water from streams, wetlands and rivers protected by the law.

May 28, 2015 In The News

WASHINGTON — New federal rules designed to better protect small streams, tributaries and wetlands — and the drinking water of 117 million Americans — are being criticized by Republicans and farm groups as going too far.

The White House says the rules, issued Wednesday, will provide much-needed clarity for landowners about which waterways must be protected against pollution and development. But House Speaker John Boehner declared they will send “landowners, small businesses, farmers, and manufacturers on the road to a regulatory and economic hell.”