Sen. David Vitter Speaks Out Against Proposed EPA Rule
U.S. Sen. David Vitter is railing against a proposed new rule from the Environmental Protection Agency which would greatly increase the reach of that agency's oversight.
Vitter, who joined "Nathan & Bernie in the Morning" Wednesday, said the proposed new changes would "significantly expand" the jurisdiction of the EPA and the Army Corps. of Engineers and would make it more difficult to receive permits for residential, commercial, or industrial construction.
"It would dramatically expand the situations where people have to get things permitted," Vitter said. "This new rule would make it ten times more complicated."
Under the new rule--which is being called the Waters of the United States Rule--Vitter said EPA authority could expand to include rivers and streams along with ditches, puddles and dry creek beds.