Trump Administration Proceeds with Redefinition of the Waters of the United States

EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler announced that the Trump administration is proceeding with the plan to overturn a 2015 rule defining the “waters of the United States” (WOTUS) under the Clean Water Act. According to the Center for Biological Diversity this action could eliminate protection and oversight for streams and wetlands in more than 3,000 watersheds. The Waterkeeper Alliance will be a key participant in litigation.

EPA News Release September 12, 2019 Repealing 2015 WOTUS Rule