Step 1, Trump Administration Ends Obama Clean Water Act Rules; Step 2, Will Later Define Where Federal Jurisdiction Begins, Ends

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and Department of the Army, which oversees the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Thursday repealed the definition of what qualifies as “waters of the United States” under federal Clean Water Act rules that were put in place in 2015 by the Obama Administration. The repeal initially returns the U.S. to standards put in place in 1986.

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