News Release
| August 29, 2023

NSSGA Statement on EPA's Final WOTUS Ruling

Alexandria, VA – National Stone, Sand & Gravel Association President & CEO Michael Johnson issued the following statement on the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) final Waters of the U.S. (WOTUS) rule. Read NSSGA’s previous statement after the Supreme Court set a precedent with its Sackett ruling.


“NSSGA has long sought a clear and reasonable WOTUS rule, and unfortunately today’s version is not that.


“The May 25 Supreme Court opinion on Sackett was clear: the federal jurisdiction must be based on a surface connection to navigable water. Since then, the agencies have dragged their feet and even halted important determinations and permit reviews our members need to build and modernize our country’s infrastructure in an environmentally friendly manner.  This rule does not align with the clear, unanimous Sackett decision.”


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