Attorney General Chris Carr Applauds EPA's Withdrawal of WOTUS Rule

June 27, 2017

ATLANTA, GA - Attorney General Chris Carr today applauded the action of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in beginning to withdraw its 2015 rule defining “waters of the United States” (the WOTUS Rule).

“This is a significant step in addressing the WOTUS Rule’s sweeping assertion of authority, which unlawfully impinges on the State’s traditional role as the primary regulators of land and water resources,” said Attorney General Chris Carr. “We look forward to EPA’s final action to withdraw the 2015 WOTUS Rule, providing relief for Georgia homeowners, farmers and other entities.”