Trump EPA's Water Rule Odyssey Just Beginning

Law360, New York (June 30, 2017, 5:49 PM EDT) -- The Trump administration has begun the process of rolling back the Obama-era Clean Water Rule as it looks to narrow Environmental Protection Agency jurisdiction over U.S. waters, but experts say crafting a replacement will be a long, difficult task given likely court challenges and the complicated history lurking beneath the rule's surface.

Proposed in 2014 and finalized a year later, the Clean Water Rule aims to define which "waters of the United States" are subject to federal regulation under the Clean Water Act. The Obama administration immediately had to go to bat for the rule amid court challenges across the country...

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