THE ASSOCIATED PRESS: Sen. Flake Pleased With New Federal Regulatory Approach

Flake particularly praised Environmental Protection Agency head Scott Pruitt, who he said is taking a more realistic approach. He said he’s especially happy about the planned withdrawal of an EPA rule known as Waters of the United States or WOTUS regulating many more streams and wetlands. “We cannot have a situation where protecting America’s waterways […]

FORUM NEWS SERVICE: EPA leader talks privately in ND about scaling back federal waters rule

Scott Pruitt, administrator of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, attended a closed-door roundtable discussion in Fargo on Wednesday, Aug. 9, on the federal government’s proposed revision of the Waters of the U.S. rule, known as WOTUS. Attendees of the roundtable held at North Dakota State University included North Dakota Gov. Doug Burgum, U.S. Sen. John […]

THE HERITAGE FOUNDATION: The “Waters of the United States” Rule and the Void-for-Vagueness Doctrine

By Paul J. Larkin Jr.

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OVERSIGHT COMMITTEE: Politicization of the Waters of the United States Rulemaking

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EPW: From Preventing Pollution of Navigable and Interstate Waters to Regulating Farm Fields, Puddles and Dry Land: A Senate Report on the Expansion of Jurisdiction Claimed by the Army Corps of Engineers and the U.S. Environmental

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THE FEDERALIST SOCIETY: Redefining “Waters of the United States”: Is EPA Undermining Cooperative Federalism?

By Karen Bennett (Hunton & Williams LLP environmental counsel) and John Henson (Hunton & Williams LLP associate)

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THE MERCATUS CENTER: Public Interest Comment: Definition of “Waters of the United States” Under the Clean Water Act

By Ryan Yonk, Ken Sim, and Josh DeFriez The Environmental Protection Agency and Army Corps of Engineers have proposed a rule changing the definition of “waters of the United States” under the Clean Water Act (CWA). Under current law, whether or not a water body qualifies as “waters of the United States” is determined case-by-case. […]