CAPITAL PRESS: Advocacy coalition speaks out on WOTUS rewrite

A coalition of natural resource and industry organizations is urging the Environmental Protection Agency and Army Corps of Engineers to reconsider key components of the 2023 Waters of the United States rule as they revise it to align with the U.S. Supreme Court’s recent decision.

The Waters Advocacy Coalition represents a cross-section of U.S businesses, including agriculture.

“Based on this truncated rulemaking timeline, it appears that the agencies will forego public comment and simply strike language from the rule related to the significant nexus test as well as the definition of ‘adjacent,’ while reinforcing the agencies’ interpretation of the ‘relatively permanent’ test set forth in the preamble,” coalition members said in a letter to the agencies.

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