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Congressman Tom Marino

Representing the 10th District of Pennsylvania

Marino Joins Bipartisan Bill to Halt EPA Overreach

February 3, 2015
Press Release

Washington D.C.—Congressman Tom Marino, PA-10, Lycoming County cosponsored H.R. 594, the Bipartisan Waters of the United States Regulatory Overreach Protection Act of 2015. The bill, if passed, will limit the jurisdictional authority of federal agencies like the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ (USACE) to interpret or enforce the proposed “Waters of the United States” (WOTUS) rule under the Clean Water Act.

Rep. Marino said the following of this legislation:

“Reigning in federal agencies is central to my work in Congress. Protecting farmers and land-owners from overly intrusive rulemaking and policy interpretations is something I will always champion. Those people are good stewards of their lands; they always have been. Taking good care of the land is vital to their livelihoods. They do not need a federal agency looking over their shoulder and making on-the-spot determinations of what can and cannot be regulated.

As Americans we know unchecked bureaucracies lead to misinterpretations, abuses and irresponsible decisions. I am encouraged to join so many of my colleagues in this bipartisan effort to ensure we have smart regulations that energize job creation and stimulate more economic growth; especially in our rural communities.”