EPA Announces Intent to Revise Definition of WOTUS

The EPA plans to repeal and rewrite the definition of water of the United States, or WOTUS. The EPA announced Wednesday it will repeal the Trump-era Navigable Waters Protection Rule, which replaced the Obama-era Waters of the U.S. rule. EPA Administrator Michael Regan states, “the EPA and Department of the Army have determined that this […]

Groups Ask Court to Vacate Trump Water Rule

Environmental groups have asked a federal court to vacate the Navigable Waters Protection Act enacted during the Trump Administration. The motion for a summary judgment comes as the Biden administration continues to review the existing water rule. DTN says the South Carolina Coastal Conservation League filed the motion in a South Carolina U.S. District Court. […]

AFBF: WOTUS Replacement Good For Ag

The final replacement rule for the controversial Waters of the U.S. rule is now published in the Federal Register. American Farm Bureau Federation’s Don Parrish says the new Navigable Waters Protection Rule that replaces WOTUS is clearer in its definitions and exclusions, making farming and ranching easier. Among the big wins for Ag he points […]

AFBF: Navigable Waters Protection Rule Provides Certianty For Rural America

Ask the American Farm Bureau Federation they’ll tell you the Navigable Waters Protection Rule, which replaces WOTUS, clearly defines federal water jurisdiction.  AFBF Senior Regulatory Relations Director, Don Parrish said the new rule allows farmers to understand water regulations while continuing to protect water quality.   “Well, I hope it provides the clarity that that […]

Farming Community Welcomes Navigable Protection Rule

Maybe you’re not familiar with the Navigable Waters Protection Rule, the replacement to the Waters of the U.S. rule.  But the recent announcement by the Trump Administration is sitting well with many in farm country. “Repealing WOTUS is a big deal,” said Ag Secretary Sonny Perdue.   The repeal last October led to the EPA […]