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Administration’s New Waters Rule Will Protect Vital Waterways While Eliminating Confusion That Threatened To Stifle Many Projects

January 23, 2020

ADMINISTRATION’S NEW WATERS RULE WILL PROTECT VITAL WATERWAYS WHILE ELIMINATING CONFUSION THAT THREATENED TO STIFLE MANY PROJECTS

Trump Administration’s Navigable Waters Protection Rule Will Provide Permitting Clarity For Needed Infrastructure and Development Projects, Top Construction Official Notes

The chief executive officer of the Associated General Contractors of America, Stephen E. Sandherr, issued the following statement in reaction to the release today of the Administration’s Navigable Waters Protection Rule:

“This new clean water rule employs sound administrative policy to protect our vital waterways while providing permitting clarity for infrastructure and development projects to proceed in a timely manner. One reason our association has invested so much time and resources into advocating for a measure like this is we expect it will reduce regulatory uncertainty and bureaucratic confusion that threatened to stifle countless essential projects to improve our infrastructure and the environment across the country.”

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