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Go Home Already: D.C. Churches Say Clean Rivers Fee Makes Water Bills Too Steep

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Comments on “Economic Analysis for the Proposed Definition of ‘Waters of the United States’—Recodification of Pre-Existing Rules”

Here are the first 622 of 5230 words: Two years ago, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and U.S. Department of the Army (EPA-Army 2015) estimated that the total quantified benefits of the Clean Water Rule (CWR) range from a low of $339 million to $350 million (2014 dollars). The largest...

Decision to rescind Waters of the United States rule (WOTUS) based on flawed analysis: study

New evidence suggests that the Trump Administration's proposal to rescind the 2015 Waters of the United States (WOTUS) rule that would limit the scope of the Clean Water Act inappropriately overlooks wetlands-related values.

EPA seeks to step backward on clean water policy

Since President Trump issued an executive order calling for the repeal and replacement of the 2015 Clean Water, or Water of the U.S. (WOTUS) Rule, my husband has discussed the issue with — and heard the concerns of — his fellow farmers. As...Show More Summary

Readers sound off: Clean water benefits us all; keep Obama’s rules

5 months agoNews : USAToday: News

Our readers shared their thoughts on keeping Obama-era Clean Water regulations in place.        

EPA chief discusses Clean Water Rule with Indiana officials

The head of the Environmental Protection Agency has discussed a federal water rule with Indiana officials, but environmental groups say they weren't included in the conversation. The Indianapolis Star reports … Click to Continue »

Tippets: Comment on Rollback of Clean Water Act, Moffat Tunnel Expansion Project, Declining Steelhead Populations in British Columbia

6 months agoHobbies / Fishing : MidCurrent

The comment period on the EPA’s proposed rule, which would rescind protections for America’s headwaters, is now open through August 28, 2018. Take time to voice your concern. Denver Water has been given the green light on the Moffat Tunnel … more ?

Why Did EPA Chief Scott Pruitt Repeal the Clean Water Rule?

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.”

Environmental Protection Agency Head Scott Pruitt Targets Clean Drinking Water Rule

6 months agoNews : Truthdig

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.

Does Scott Pruitt have a solid case for repealing the Clean Water Rule?

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.

Tippets: Move to Repeal Water Pollution Regulation, Fish Friendly Roads, Skeena Sockeye Run Lowest on Record

6 months agoHobbies / Fishing : MidCurrent

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 ?

How Difficult Will It Be for the Trump Administration to Replace the Clean Water Rule?

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, […]

The EPA Sets in Motion its Plan to Rescind the Waters of the United States Rule

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 […]

It All Flows Downstream

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…

Trump EPA Revokes Clean Water Protections

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

Fact Check: Huffington Post Writer got Water Rule Protection Claim Wrong

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 […]

Trump's EPA moves to kill Obama's Clean Water Rule

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

EPA moves to ax Obama-era Clean Water Rule

7 months agoNews : NY Daily News

Another Obama legacy may soon be water under the bridge.

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