The Waters of the United States rule, the Renewable Fuel Standard and other regulations were part of EPA Administrator Nominee Michael Regan’s confirmation hearing. Regarding WOTUS, “I think courts will give us a ruling, but I also don’t want to lose an opportunity to take a look at what we’ve learned. As a state secretary, I’ve been on the receiving end of both rules. I’ve had conversations with farmers and we have a clear opportunity to look at how we protect our water quality without overburdening small farmers.” Regan also said the Renewable Fuel Standard is a top priority for the administration.
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