EPA, Corps Officially Sink Controversial Obama Water Rule

Law360, Boston (September 12, 2019, 9:19 AM EDT) -- The Trump administration on Thursday officially rolled back the Obama administration's effort to clarify federal jurisdiction under the Clean Water Act, a move that will eliminate a regulatory patchwork and trigger vigorous litigation.

The repeal, which will take effect in 60 days, will eliminate regulatory patchwork created from legal challenges to the Obama-era rule, the EPA said Thursday. (AP) The final version of the rule rescinding a 2015 definition of waters of the United States was issued more than two years after it was initially proposed. Since then, the rule has been subject to a slew of federal court challenges, and...

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