United States Senators have called for a cease in “new, non-emergency rules and regulations” under the current administration. In a letter addressed to President Barack Obama and dated December 2nd, the Senators state that “in a clear and direct repudiation of consistent regulatory overreach by federal agencies, the American people have, for the first time since 2007, handed control of both the executive and legislative branches of government to the same majority. It is our job now,” states the letter, “to determine the right balance between regulation and free market principles and make sure that our federal government no longer stands between Americans and financial success.” The letter comes as hopeful validation to Basin leaders and citizens who are hoping to see a turnaround in the energy industry. The letter points out local concerns such as the Waters of the United States or WOTUS rule that burdens farmers and ranchers, anti-coal rules, and “other reams of new regulations” that hurt job creators and cripple the economy. Utah Senator Mike Lee and former Presidential candidates Marco Rubio and Ted Cruz were among the 23 Senators to sign the letter.