WGA-led coalition concerned with Army Corps proposed rulemaking on water supply uses of reservoir projects

The Western Governors’ Association and three other leading associations of state officials expressed "collective and continued concerns" with a U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ proposed rulemaking that "threatens to interfere with states’ sovereign authority to manage and allocate water resources within their boundaries."

The Aug. 22, 2019 letter to Office of Management and Budget Director Mick Mulvaney additionally reminds that "the Corps has failed to meaningfully consult with states during the development and finalization of the Proposed Rule, despite repeated requests to do so from Governors and state officials."

The coalition also asserts that the Proposed Rule (Policy for Domestic, Municipal, and Industrial Water Supply Uses of Reservoir Projects Operated by the Department of the Army, U.S. Army Corps of Engineer) "failed to recognize, acknowledge, and address a multitude of substantive concerns expressed by states, local governments, federally recognized Indian tribes, water and power utility districts, industry stakeholders, and environmental organizations."

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