THE ATTORNEY GENERAL OF TEXAS
Ken Paxton

AG Paxton Applauds Presidential Order to Review the EPA’s Waters of the U.S. Rule

Wednesday, March 1, 2017 – Austin

Attorney General Ken Paxton today released the following statement regarding President Trump’s executive order for the Environmental Protection Agency and the Army Corps of Engineers to review their Waters of the United States rule. Farmers, ranchers and agriculture workers in Texas and throughout the country opposed the rule, which the Obama administration completed in 2015:

“We welcome President Trump’s action today and are reviewing his executive order,” Attorney General Paxton said. “The Obama administration’s illegal federal overreach on the ‘Waters of the U.S.’ rule poses a burden to Texas property owners and others whose land would be subject to new EPA regulations. We were encouraged when the 6th Circuit sided with our lawsuit in issuing a nationwide stay against the rule in 2015. And this order by the Trump administration is a significant step toward repealing the Rule and getting the American economy back on track.”