U.S. Sen. Michael Bennet is the undisputed champion of the EPA’s brazen water grab, also known as Waters of the U.S. (WOTUS), having voted Thursday to uphold President Obama’s veto of legislation that would kill the regulations coming to a ditch near you.
When Bennet’s office was asked by the Greeley Tribune why the senator voted the way he did, they got a mealy-mouthed response that would do George Orwell proud.
In a statement from the Senator’s office, spokesman Philip Clelland said Bennet plans to continue to work with Coloradans to balance the need for regulation and the desire for regulations to not be burdensome.
He’s apparently doing that by shoving the regulation down Colorado’s throats, while telling us it tastes like sunshine.
What would the rules mean for Colorado and it’s unique water law? EPA Chief Gina McCarthy told U.S. Sen. Cory Garner she doesn’t rightly know, because they don’t have a clue how our laws work.
“The responsibility for managing Colorado’s water should be left to state and local governments along with our water districts, not with the federal government through overreaching regulations like WOTUS,” Gardner said in a statement.
Gardner voted to override Obama’s veto, and the regulation remains on hold in the court system. But at least now we know where Bennet stands — against farmers, ranchers, construction workers, the energy sector and Colorado water law.