28 Feb '17, 4pm

Trump to Sign Executive Order to Begin Dismantling Clean Water Rule

Trump to Sign Executive Order to Begin Dismantling Clean Water Rule

President Donald Trump is expected to sign an executive order Tuesday rolling back the Waters of the United States rule, a 2015 environmental regulation that expanded the types of waterways to be protected by the federal government. It is one of Trump’s first major steps in dismantling Obama-era environmental protections. The executive order instructs the Environmental Protection Agency and the Army Corps of Engineers to begin reviewing and revising the Waters of the U.S. rule to “ensure it promotes economic growth and minimizes uncertainty,” CNN reported . It also orders the Justice Department to request that federal courts place a hold on legal challenges to the rule while the review is underway, according to Reuters . The Waters of the U.S. rule, or WOTUS, has faced intense legal and political opposition since its release two years ago. The U.S. Clean Water Act of 1972 ...

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