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Trump Admin To Undo ‘Oppressive’ Obama-Era Water Regulation

Trump Admin To Undo ‘Oppressive’ Obama-Era Water Regulation

AMBER ATHEY WHITE HOUSE CORRESPONDENT   The Trump administration is officially rolling back an Obama-era environmental rule that threatened farmers and other landowners with significant fines or jail time if they failed to comply with onerous regulations on waterways. The Clean Water Rule, more commonly referred to as the “Waters of the US” rule or […]

Trump Tells Farmers: ‘We’re Going to Get Government Off Your Backs’

Trump Tells Farmers: ‘We’re Going to Get Government Off Your Backs’

By MICHAEL BASTASCH | Energy Editor . President Donald Trump touted his administration’s repealing of the “Waters of the United States” rule, also known as WOTUS, while speaking at the 100th annual American Farm Bureau Convention in New Orleans. “We’re saving farmers and ranchers from one of the most ridiculous regulations ever imposed on anybody […]

Federal Judge Flips Trump Order, Reinstates Obama’s WOTUS (Waters of the US) Rule

Federal Judge Flips Trump Order, Reinstates Obama’s WOTUS (Waters of the US) Rule

Tim Pearce | Energy Reporter . A federal judge in South Carolina issued an injunction against the Trump administration Thursday, lifting a stay on an Obama-era rule that expanded federal authority under the Clean Water Act. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) finalized the “waters of the U.S.” (WOTUS) rule in 2015, giving the agency the authority to […]

U.S. Supreme Court blocks the EPA’s scheme to escape judicial review

U.S. Supreme Court blocks the EPA’s scheme to escape judicial review

Washington, D.C.; January 22, 2018: The U.S. Supreme Court unanimously ruled today that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency cannot shelter its “waters of the United States” rule from judicial review by arbitrarily limiting where victims can sue. The decision came in National Association of Manufacturers v. U.S. Department of Defense. “Today’s ruling is a victory […]

The Administration calls for review of flawed Waters Of The US (WOTUS) rule!

The Administration calls for review of flawed Waters Of The US (WOTUS) rule!

The President issued an Executive Order today calling for the EPA to review and revise the indefensible Army Corps and EPA rule redefining “waters of the United States” (WOTUS) subject to federal control under the Clean Water Act. I can think of a no more qualified candidate for regulatory rollback than this infamous rule. During […]

After contaminating the Animas River, EPA about to regulate the water in your backyard

After contaminating the Animas River, EPA about to regulate the water in your backyard

EPA deletes “navigable” from statute – states sue

EPA deletes “navigable” from statute – states sue

Over public opposition, EPA to extend Clean Water Act to ponds, ditches

Over public opposition, EPA to extend Clean Water Act to ponds, ditches

The Environmental Protection Agency took public opposition to plans to extend its regulatory reach to ditches and ponds “extremely seriously” but will forge ahead anyway, a top agency official told Congress on Wednesday. Ken Kopocis, who runs the agency’s Office of Water, told a House panel the EPA will expand its power under the Clean […]