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EEI Commends EPA and USACE for Moving Forward with WOTUS Replacement Regulation
WASHINGTON, D.C. – (December 11, 2018) – Edison Electric Institute (EEI) President Tom Kuhn today issued the following statement on the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA’s) and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ (USACE’s) proposed replacement for the 2015 Waters of the United States (WOTUS) regulation. 

“EEI thanks EPA and USACE for moving forward with a replacement to the 2015 WOTUS rule. 

“By proposing a replacement to the problematic 2015 WOTUS rule, EPA and USACE have taken an important step in providing EEI’s member companies with greater regulatory certainty and clarity, while avoiding substantial new operating requirements and increased customer costs. EEI has been consistent in its support for a rulemaking that more clearly and narrowly defines which waterbodies are subject to federal jurisdiction and enhances opportunities to streamline energy infrastructure permitting. 

“EEI’s member companies are focused on ensuring that they can continue to provide reliable, affordable, and increasingly clean energy for all customers. We will thoroughly review and analyze the details of the proposed rule, and we look forward to working with EPA, USACE, and other stakeholders throughout this rulemaking process.” 

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