Entries by Shiloh Perry

RADIO 570 WNAX: EPA Opens Comment Period on WOTUS Rewrite

Late last week the public comment period started on the rewrite of the Waters of the U.S. Rule and will remain open until April 15. National Cattlemen’s Beef Association Chief Environmental Counsel Scott Yager says his group is in favor of the re-written regulation and will be filing comments supporting it. He says several environmental […]

DTN THE PROGRESSIVE FARMER: WOTUS 60-Day Public Comment Begins

In a statement to DTN, American Farm Bureau Federation President Zippy Duvall said the group supports the proposal. “Today’s release of a new draft Clean Water Rule is a major step toward fair and understandable water regulation on America’s farms and ranches and other working lands,” Duvall said. “We haven’t yet examined every word of […]

THE AUGUSTA CHRONICLE: Acting EPA chief Andrew Wheeler outlines deregulation

A Dearing plant nursery was the backdrop for acting Environmental Protection Agency administrator Andrew Wheeler to outline proposed changes to the “Waters of the U.S.” rule that determines which waters are subject to federal regulation. Wheeler, a former coal industry lobbyist, has served as acting EPA administrator since the July resignation of Scott Pruitt amid […]

BUILDER: Opinion: Builders To Benefit From Revised WOTUS Rule

Builders scored a major victory at the end of 2018 when the Trump administration released its proposed new definition for the Waters of the United States (WOTUS) rule. This revised rule is a welcome reprieve from the 2015 WOTUS definition, which was confusing and a huge encroachment of federal authority. From the moment the 2015 […]

THE INTER-MOUNTAIN: Opinion: Protecting your backyard

Our office also remains actively involved in arguments to undo the Obama-era WOTUS rule, a regulation that, like the job-killing Power Plan, we stopped in its tracks. That crucial victory blocks the federal government from using the Obama-era rule to take control over almost any body of water, such as isolated streams, dry creek beds, […]