Sen. David Vitter (R-La.) on Friday demanded that the Environmental Protection Agency drop its proposed “Waters of the U.S.” rule, according to the Times-Picayune. Vitter testified about the rule at a field hearing of the Senate Committee on Environment & Public Works held in New Orleans.
“The proposed rule’s sweeping language is a direct threat to the private property rights which serve as a backbone to our nation’s economy,” Vitter said. “ I am very concerned that the consequences of the Obama Administration’s proposed rule will be especially severe for businesses, farmers, municipalities and other landowners here in Louisiana.”