Tag: Clean Water Act

January 14, 2022

“Waters of the U.S.” definition re-evaluated, again

The Biden administration is planning to release a new definition of what constitutes a “water of the U.S.” under the Clean Water Act later this year. The Environmental Protection Agency...

August 10, 2021

Administration to replace wetlands regulations

The Environmental Protection Agency and the Army Corps of Engineers announced initial plans to replace a rule finalized during the Trump administration defining the “waters of the U.S.”—or WOTUS—under the...

April 29, 2020

Final Clean Water Act rule limits waterway protection

A final rule implementing a new definition of “waters of the United States,” published by the Environmental Protection Agency and Army Corps of Engineers, will limit the reach of the...

May 9, 2019

TWS and AFS comment on Clean Water Act rule

The Wildlife Society joined with the American Fisheries Society to submit comments on a recent proposal to redefine “waters of the U.S.,” the phrase that determines whether the Clean Water...

January 9, 2019

New proposal would reduce Clean Water Act’s reach

The administration released a proposal to reduce the Clean Water Act’s authority over isolated wetlands and other waterways. The proposed rule would redefine “waters of the U.S.,” the phrase that...

January 30, 2018

Supreme Court sends water rule to district courts

On Jan. 22, the Supreme Court unanimously ruled that challenges to the Clean Water Rule should be heard in federal district courts rather than in federal appeals courts. The Obama-era...

May 29, 2015

Contentious Clean Water Rule Finalized

After a lengthy rulemaking process, including an extended public comment and over 400 stakeholder meetings, the Environmental Protection Agency and Army Corps of Engineers announced their final rule defining waters...

April 15, 2015

Clean Waters Ruling One Step Closer to Finalization

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) have recently taken steps to finalize their Waters of the United States rule by sending the final rule to...