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EEI Applauds EPA and the Army Corps for Repealing the Problematic 2015 WOTUS Rule

WASHINGTON - (September 12, 2019) - Edison Electric Institute (EEI) President Tom Kuhn today issued the following statement on the repeal of the problematic 2015 Waters of the United States (WOTUS) rule.
 
“The 2015 WOTUS rule was so broadly written that it created substantial confusion and regulatory uncertainty, which caused customer costs to increase due to new operating requirements and delays for critical infrastructure projects.

"EEI applauds EPA and the Army Corps of Engineers for repealing the rule, which multiple courts already had found to be unlawful. 
 
"Today’s repeal is a key step toward providing long-overdue clarity for EEI’s member companies, which are making substantial investments to make the energy grid stronger, smarter, cleaner, more dynamic, and more secure for all customers. We look forward to working with EPA, the Army Corps, states, and other stakeholders as the agencies move forward with their efforts to finalize a new, clear WOTUS definition that will protect the integrity of our nation’s waters while offering more regulatory certainty for energy infrastructure permitting."

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