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Trump Administration to Revoke Federal Water Protection Regulations

5 monthes ago   |   By Time

The Trump administration plans to revoke an Obama-era regulation that provided federal protection to many U.S. wetlands and streams.
Two Environmental Protection Agency officials with knowledge of the plan told The Associated Press the administration plans to substitute the rule with its own version.
EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler and Army for Civil Works Assistant Secretary R.D. James scheduled a news conference for later Thursday to discuss the decision.
President Donald Trump has promised to repeal the 2015 Obama rule, which defines what bodies of water fall under federal...
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Trump administration rolls back landmark water protections

Trump administration rolls back landmark water protections

5 monthes ago   |   By Politico

The Trump administration will on Thursday repeal one of the Obama era's most sweeping environmental rules - a set of pollution protections for small streams and wetlands that had riled up opposition from coal miners, home developers, farmers and oil and gas drillers. The action creates instant doubts about the legal status of myriad seasonal or isolated wetlands and thousands of miles of waterways, including vast swaths of the arid West. And it clears the way for the Environmental Protection Agency to finish a follow-up regulation in the coming months that could leave most of the nation's...
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