EPA’s Wheeler Pledges Clarity with Simplified WOTUS Rule

As a country, we’re still struggling to correct the great harm done by the Obama Administration when it comes to fixing messes like the Waters of the United States (WOTUS) rule. What is and what is not a “water” that comes under federal jurisdiction? In the Obama years everything down to mud puddles (we’re not kidding) could be considered WOTUS (see EPA Power Grab: Redefines Waters of the U.S. to Include Everything). Current EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler says a landowner should be able to stand on his own land and know, for himself, what is and what is not WOTUS–without an army of lawyers to assist him.

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