Final WOTUS rule drains wetland protections

Final WOTUS rule drains wetland protections

Ariel Wittenberg

E&E News

A final rule unveiled by the Trump administration today eliminates Clean Water Act protections for the majority of the nation’s wetlands and more than 18% of streams. The Navigable Waters Protection Rule, also known as the Waters of the U.S., or WOTUS, rule, replaces regulations that have been in place since the Reagan administration.

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