WOTUS Rule

Waters of the U.S. (WOTUS)

On December 11, 2018,  the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency  (EPA) and the Department of the Army (Army) announced they are seeking to limit the definition of “waters of the United States” that clarifies federal authority under the Clean Water Act.

This proposed change is in contrast to the definition proposed in 2015 under President Obama. The following article published by NC Policy watch explains the difference between the two definitions and explains the impact the 2018 definition would have on our nation’s wetlands and overall water quality and protection.

Article by North Carolina Policy Watch

Trump administration proposal likely to have devastating impact on NC wetlands

 

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