June 19, 2006

Washington, D.C.-Sen. James Inhofe (R-Okla.), chairman of the Committee on Environment and Public Works today commentated on the United States Supreme Court decision in Rapanos v. United States and Carabell v. U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.

“The United States Supreme Court’s 5 to 4 split-decision leaves many issues to be resolved. What is clear from today’s decision is that the United States Supreme Court continues to draw a narrow focus regarding federal reach extending into local land use decisions and which waters truly are ‘the waters of the United States.’ Furthermore, I look forward to working with the Administration to clarify existing federal policy with regard to navigable waters.”