WASHINGTON D.C. – Today, U.S. Senator Cynthia Lummis (R-WY) questioned Radhika Fox, Assistant Administrator for Water at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), about EPA water and chemical regulations. Entitled “Evaluating the Federal Response to the Persistence and Impacts of PFAS Chemicals on our Environment,” the hearing focused on the EPA’s plans for addressing PFAS chemicals and Waters of the United States (WOTUS) rulemaking, which would have significant implications for the state of Wyoming.
“Thanks to the previous work of the Environment and Public Works Committee, President Biden and the EPA have all the necessary resources they need to keep Wyoming and America’s water safe. But the Biden administration continues to push for more power over America’s agriculture and industries in their upcoming WOTUS rewrite,” Senator Lummis said. “Despite nebulous claims to the contrary, the EPA cannot identify any instances of harm caused by the Navigable Waters Protection Rule. I am committed to making sure that the Biden administration uses the best available science, and not simply their ideological desire for greater government control, when they propose a replacement rule to regulate Wyoming’s water and waterways to the detriment of our families, communities and businesses.”
In July, Senator Lummis and her Republican colleagues on the Environment and Public Works Committee introduced legislation that would make the Trump administration’s 2020 Navigable Waters Protection Rule permanent.
To watch Senator Lummis question Assistant Administrator Fox, click here.