Landowners Brace For Expanded Regulation Under Water Rule

Law360, New York (November 14, 2013, 7:54 PM EST) -- A leaked Obama administration draft rule posted online this week provides long-sought clarity regarding federal permitting jurisdiction under the Clean Water Act, but attorneys say the policy also substantially expands the government's regulatory reach, giving developers and property owners good reason for concern.

While the joint rule from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and Army Corps of Engineers still hasn't been officially released, a draft that has been widely circulated over the past few days reveals that the government is poised to cover ditches, dry stream...
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