Orangeburg, SC - Congressman Joe Wilson (SC-02) participated in a roundtable today led by U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt during his multi-state action tour about the harmful impact of the 2015 Waters of the United States (WOTUS) rule. Also participating in the roundtable were Senator Lindsey Graham, Attorney General Alan Wilson, South Carolina Commissioner of Agriculture Hugh Weathers, and local agriculture and business leaders.
“The Trump Administration and EPA are committed to empowering agriculture and business leaders who have been burdened with overreaching regulations that do little to promote environmental stewardship,” said EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt.
“By beginning the process to rescind WOTUS, we are helping return oversight to states and providing regulatory certainty for farms in South Carolina while continuing to keep our waters clean.”
“Today’s visit showed firsthand the real impact overreaching regulations can have on individuals, families, and businesses. I appreciate the leadership of President Donald Trump and EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt for their commitment to scaling back the role of the federal government, promoting limited government and expanded freedom,” Congressman Joe Wilson said.
“I am grateful to Administrator Pruitt for visiting South Carolina today and hearing from local agriculture and business leaders, especially South Carolina Commissioner of Agriculture Hugh Weathers and my longtime friend Jim Roquemore.”