waters of the united states
Almost 100 days into the new administration and some in the media are already writing and talking about the “do-nothing” Congress and presidential administration, despite their massive accomplishments.
Calling it one of the worst examples of federal regulation, President Donald Trump signed an executive order Feb. 28 directing the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to review and revise its “Waters of the United States” (WOTUS) rule.
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is notorious for serially, consistently doing things the laws as written do not allow it to do.
In what has been a rough couple of months for the Obama administration on the regulatory front, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit has issued a temporary nationwide injunction halting the controversial new Waters of the United States rule (WOTUS) of the Clean Water Act. The U.S. District Court in North Dakota had already issued a preliminary injunction against the rule in late August, but the Obama administration claimed the injunction applied only to the 13 states bringing suit. The nationwide injunction is a significant setback for Obama and his Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).