Friday, March 3, 2017
Hey, Trump! No evidence WOTUS cost hundreds of thousands of jobs.
Trump's claim that the "Waters of the U.S." cost hundreds of thousands of jobs is baseless. No evidence exists that so many Americans lost their jobs due to the EPA's rule.
The Washington Post reports that two of the biggest critics of the ruling, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and American Farm Bureau Foundation did not conduct any sort of review to see how many jobs had been lost since the rule was enacted. By the way, the rule has been in stasis since 2015 by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 6th Circuit.
The Post reached out to other opponents of the rule but did not receive any information on lost jobs.