WASHINGTON— Congressman Markwayne Mullin (OK-02) highlighted the work the Oklahoma Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) has done to implement the Safe Drinking Water Act in rural areas today during an Energy and Commerce Environment and Climate Change Subcommittee hearing on drinking water standards. Shellie Chard, Director of the Water Quality Division at DEQ, testified at the hearing on behalf of the Association of State Drinking Water Administrators (ASDWA).
“I have worked with DEQ for almost 25 years. We have worked together on many water treatment plants and we have worked together on many infrastructure needs,” Mullin said.
“From a professional perspective, I would rather work with DEQ any day of the week than work with the EPA at all,” Mullin continued.
Full video of Mullin’s remarks can be found here.