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Rep. Chris Collins, R-Clarence, is raising alarm that Clean Water Act revisions under EPA and Army Corps of Engineers consideration would expand the waterways under federal authority — and constrict farm families’ control over their fields.
The EPA and Army Corps introduced a proposed rule last month that would clarify protection for which streams, wetlands and water sources are protected by federal rules.
U. S. Rep. Chris Collins, R-Clarence., announced Tuesday he and more than 160 fellow Congress members are fighting to stop expansion of the Environmental Protection Agency Clean Water Act.
Collins stated he is trying to block the EPA and the Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) from expanding federal control under the Clean Water Act. The EPA and USACE are seeking a rule change to give the federal government more authority by expanding what Collins stated in the release as “the already overly broad definition of ‘navigable waters’ in the Clean Water Act.”
Congressman Chris Collins received the Spirit of Enterprise Award Monday from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce.
The award, given annually, recognizes members of Congress who support the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s agenda as judged by their voting records.
Members who vote in line with the chamber at least 70 percent of the time qualify for the award. Collins voted with the chamber 85 percent of the time in 2013.
The Small Business Subcommittee on Health and Technology, led by Rep. Chris Collins, R-27, conducted a field hearing Tuesday in Geneseo that examined the potential benefits of small agriculture businesses entering into partnerships and other supply arrangements with large processors and retailers.
The hearing also explored how these arrangements may create more business opportunities for small firms.
WASHINGTON – Of all the characters created for the film “Ghostbusters,” the frantic Environmental Protection Agency inspector, or avenger, played by William Atherton took a particular stroke of genius.
Nicknamed “Dickless,” the sanctimonious EPA man had the full weight of the federal courts in his pocket, along with a warrant in his hand and a cop at his side. The scene where he ordered a shutdown of the “high-voltage laser-containment grid” was high comedy. But on the real streets and in the countryside, these officers aren’t kidding.
May 2 (BNA) - House lawmakers signed a May 1 letter to Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Gina McCarthy objecting to the proposed Clean Water Act rule that would clarify jurisdiction over the nation's waters and wetlands.
More than 200 members of the House of Representatives, from both parties, are joining together and telling the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) to back off its plan to expand federal control under the Clean Water Act (CWA). Both agencies are seeking a rule change to give the federal government more authority by expanding the already overly broad definition of ‘navigable waters’ under the CWA.
Over the past couple years, the Small Business Administration has siphoned money away from some long-standing programs to launch new pilot initiatives intended to support entrepreneurs. Many of those new programs were not authorized by Congress.
More than 200 House members are calling on the Obama administration to drop its plans to expand the Environmental Protection Agency’s jurisdiction over smaller bodies of water around the country.
The EPA and Army Corps of Engineers proposed the so-called Waters of the United States rule last month, seeking to clarify which bodies of water the agencies can regulate. The draft rule would include smaller wetlands and streams, and has drawn fire from critics who describe the plan as a blatant power grab.
The Small Business Subcommittee on Health and Technology, under the chairmanship of Congressman Chris Collins (NY-27), today conducted a field hearing in Albion, NY (Orleans County) to discuss the need for expanded broadband access for small businesses.