House urges EPA, Corps, to withdraw expansion of Waters of the United States
This week, the House took up HCR 21, sponsored by Rep. Rocky Miller (R). This concurrent resolution urges the Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to withdraw their proposed rule expanding the definition of “waters of the United States”. Opponents stated they were concerned the Department of Natural Resources and/or Conservation would not be able to properly maintain the current Missouri waterways. Supporters argued more stringent EPA regulations would cost Missouri more money and could also prevent Missouri from completing their master water plans.
The concurrent resolution was Third Read and Passed 124-32. This resolution was reported to the Senate and First Read.