As Oklahoma’s attorney general, Pruitt unsuccessfully sued to kill the rule, which he has called “the greatest blow to private property rights the modern era has seen.”
By Jake Johnson / Common Dreams The EPA plans to completely rescind the Waters of the United States (WOTUS) rule, which helps define which bodies of water are protected by the 1972 Clean Water Act.
On June 27, Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt signed a proposed rule rescinding the Obama administration's "Clean Water Rule." This regulation is designed to clarify which streams, lakes, wetlands and other water bodies fall under the protection of the Clean Water Act.
The Trump administration recently took steps toward repealing an Obama-era regulation designed to limit water pollution. The rule, known as the Waters of the United States, was “issued under the authority of the 1972 Clean Water Act, the rule has … more ?
On Monday, I posted a quick summary of the Trump administration’s recent action to start rolling back the Clean Water Rule, a joint rule by the Environmental Protection Agency and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers that defines the range of waterways the Clean Water Act protects. The proposed action the agencies announced last week, […]
With much fanfare, the Trump administration announced last Tuesday that it is proposing to rescind the Clean Water Rule, also known as the Waters of the United States (WOTUS) Rule. This rule is intended to govern determinations of which waterbodies and wetlands are “waters of the United States,” protected under the Clean Water Act. The […]
Oil spills, trash, debris, sediment, chemicals: how do we keep our waterways clean? If an oil spill happens on water, the Oil Pollution Act of 1990 (OPA90) has very clear rules on who is responsible for paying for cleanup costs. Most oil spills can be traced to the spiller – a pipeline owner…
President Trump's administration will revoke a rule that gives the Environmental Protection Agency broad authority over regulating the pollution of wetlands and tributaries that run into the nation's largest rivers, EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt said Tuesday. Show More Summary
As the Daily Caller News Foundation pointed out, a Huffington Post writer was incorrect in asserting a liberal narrative about the EPA’s Clean Water Act (known as WOTUS) rule, which was dismantled by the Trump administration. The writer claimed, “dismantle [a] rule that protects drinking water for 117 million.” The Daily Caller News Foundation determined […]
And why is it so bad if the EPA overturns it?
In the battle of Trump vs the environment, the latter is definitely losing. Regulations giving the federal government better ability to protect our precious streams and wetlands were essentially killed yesterday after Trump's EPA took the first step in repealing the Clean Water Rule set into motion by Obama in 2015. Show More Summary
Another Obama legacy may soon be water under the bridge.
WASHINGTON, June 27 (Reuters) - The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and Army Corps of Engineers released a proposal on Tuesday to repeal the 2015 Clean Water Rule, the latest move by the Trump administration to unwind environmental regulations put in place under former President Barack Obama. Read more... Permalink | Email this | Linking Blogs | Comments
EPA administrator Scott Pruitt announces plans to rescind the Clean Water Rule, bowing to developers and other business interests.
Repealing the Clean Water Rule will make it easier for polluters to contaminate the water supply for millions of Americans. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is reportedly issuing a proposed rule to undo the Clean Water Rule that was enacted in May 2015, under President Obama’s last term. Show More Summary
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and Army Corps of Engineers released a proposal on Tuesday to repeal the 2015 Clean Water Rule, the latest move by the Trump administration to unwind environmental regulations put in place by the previous administration. The agencies are working to rescind...
Dismantling anti-pollution regulations will be neither easy nor quick.
The Endangered Species Act and Clean Water Act don't shield the State of Oregon from a $1.4 billion lawsuit. The Capital Press reported (http://bit.ly/2s5li4W ) Thursday a federal judge ruled … Click to Continue »
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has formally began the process to withdraw the Clean Water Rule, as prescribed by executive order. Meetings among the EPA, governors, and other state and local environmental regulators have begun. The issuance of a draft rule of repeal is only the first phase to withdraw and replace the 2015 Clean Water Rule. Show More Summary