THE WALL STREET JOURNAL: EPA Nominee Andrew Wheeler Pledges to Ease Burdensome Environmental Regulations

Mr. Wheeler highlighted his success at delivering a long-promised proposal to narrow the definition of federal waterways protected under the Clean Water Act.

“I believe that any property owner should be able to stand on his or her property and be able to tell for themselves whether or not they have waters of the U.S. on their property without having to hire an outside consultant,” Mr. Wheeler said. Farmers and property developers have applauded the move, while environmentalists have said the excluded streams and wetlands are essential to preventing pollution in larger bodies of water.

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