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WOTUS


Amid Broad Legal Challenges, EPA Proposes Narrower Definition of WOTUS

In a move widely applauded by the power industry, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and Department of the Army proposed a new definition of “waters of the U.S.” (WOTUS) that…


THE BIG PICTURE: Trump’s Regulatory Targets

President Trump campaigned on a promise to reduce regulation and control regulatory costs. One of his first actions after taking office was to issue an executive order calling for the…


SCOTUS Sends Controversial WOTUS Rule into More Legal Limbo 

The U.S. Supreme Court unanimously reversed and remanded a rule the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers rolled out in 2015 that asserts federal authority…


Agencies Propose to Rescind Contentious WOTUS Rule, but It May Not Be Over Yet

 The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Department of Army, and Army Corps of Engineers have proposed a rule to rescind the controversial Waters of the U.S. (WOTUS) rule, which asserts…


New EPA Chief Scott Pruitt Sets Out to Restrain Agency

The Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA's) administrative priorities will be reined in to focus on process, rule of law, and cooperation with states, the agency's new head Scott Pruitt told attendees at…