Nation: President Signs WOTUS Order

President Trump signed an Executive Order that begins to unwind the Obama administration’s controversial Clean Water Rule. Also known as the Waters of the U.S. rule, or WOTUS, the regulation was written by U.S. EPA and the Army Corps of Engineers to clarify the reach of the federal government over wetlands and waterways under theContinue reading “Nation: President Signs WOTUS Order”

Nation: Supreme Court to Hear WOTUS

The Supreme Court has agreed to take up the dispute over which lower courts have jurisdiction to hear challenges to the Obama administration’s Clean Water Rule. The Court will reconsider the 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals’ decision to hear legal challenges to the rule, which is also known as Waters of the U.S., or WOTUS.Continue reading “Nation: Supreme Court to Hear WOTUS”

Submit Your Comment on Proposed Water Regulations

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (The Corps) have issued a proposed rulemaking that redefines most water bodies as “waters of the U.S.”, which is a major change to the Clean Water Act.  If implemented, this proposed regulation would place more water bodies under the authority of the EPAContinue reading “Submit Your Comment on Proposed Water Regulations”

House Passes Bill to Rein in EPA

On September 9, 2014, the House voted 262-152 to pass HR 5078, the ‘Waters of the U.S.’ Regulatory Overreach Protection Act by Reps. Steve Southerland (FL) and Nick Rahall (WV).  The Environmental Protection Agency has proposed to redefine most water bodies as so-called “waters of the U.S.” where it may regulate land use on privateContinue reading “House Passes Bill to Rein in EPA”