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”

Congressional Leaders Move to Block EPA Rule

Both the House and Senate Appropriations Committees passed a provision that would prohibit the EPA from using any funds in FY 2016 to implement the now-finalized Waters of the U.S. (WOTUS) rule. At this time, there is no word yet on when either measure may reach the floor for a vote.  Other spending bans inContinue reading “Congressional Leaders Move to Block EPA Rule”