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ABC Applauds Supreme Court’s Ruling That Narrows Scope of WOTUS

By May 25, 2023June 5th, 2023No Comments

Associated Builders and Contractors issued the following statement from Vice President of Regulatory, Labor and State Affairs Ben Brubeck on the U.S. Supreme Court’s May 25 ruling narrowing the scope of “waters of the United States” in the Sackett v. Environmental Protection Agency case.

“By rejecting the ‘significant nexus’ test, the Supreme Court took a critical step toward eliminating the costly regulatory uncertainty that has plagued construction projects around the country for decades without providing meaningful environmental protections for America’s waterways.

“The Supreme Court also signaled that the Biden administration is on the wrong track in developing its WOTUS final rule, which is a significant step back in establishing unambiguous water quality protections that provide clarity for contractors. The EPA and Army Corps of Engineers should withdraw their final rule and refrain from regulatory overreach that harms taxpayers and job creators and will delay delivering the infrastructure improvements that America needs to compete in the global market.”