In a move designed to benefit business interests, the EPA on Thursday announced a rule to remove federal protections from certain waters.       

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  • EPA rule change removes federal protections from large swath of waters and wetlands
    While it retains federal protections for larger waters, the rule removes them for ephemeral and intermittent streams as well as isolated water bodies and wetlands. As much as 50% of the ...
    01/22/2020 - 11:00 am | View Link
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  • 'Waters of the United States' rule pits EPA against ...
    The rule is meant to make it clearer which waterways EPA and the Corps of Engineers can oversee under the 43-year-old Clean Water Act, which covers “navigable waters” such as the Mississippi ...
    02/20/2020 - 8:48 pm | View Website
  • Debunking the Trump Administration’s New Water Rule ...
    The U.S. Geological Survey has estimated that the rule would remove federal protections for 18 percent of stream and river miles and 51 percent of wetlands in the United States, putting protections at their lowest levels since the Reagan administration and leaving millions of Americans vulnerable to polluted water.
    02/20/2020 - 2:26 am | View Website
  • EPA Proposes Gutting Obama-Era Rule Protecting 117 Million ...
    (Neither of those large bodies of water would lose protections under the proposed rule change.) Zinke compared the EPA proposal to his recent oil-friendly rollback of protections for the greater sage grouse, a ground-dwelling game bird with an elaborate mating ritual.
    02/19/2020 - 6:09 am | View Website
  • Waters of the United States (WOTUS) Rulemaking | US EPA
    EPA and Army Finalize Rule to Repeal 2015 "Waters of the U.S." Definition. The Environmental Protection Agency and Department of the Army have finalized a rule to repeal the 2015 Clean Water Rule and re-codify the regulatory text defining "waters of the United States" (WOTUS) that existed prior to 2015. Read the final rule.
    02/17/2020 - 7:04 pm | View Website
  • Trump EPA Proposes Major Rollback Of Federal Water Protections
    Trump EPA Proposes Major Rollback Of Federal Water Protections. The Trump administration wants to limit the scope of a major clean water rule. It says the EPA under President Obama went too far in regulating isolated waters and wetlands far upstream from navigable lakes and rivers.
    02/14/2020 - 1:38 pm | View Website
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