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wppThe Meaning of Water: Trump Orders a Review of Obama-Era WOTUS Rule

By Judith Lewis Mernit – Laws and Nature – March 1,, 2017
As Molly reported on Sunday, “regulatory certainty” is the top priority at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency these says. The agency’s new administrator, Scott Pruitt, extolled it in his speech to staff; he considers it the key to industry’s ability to work within environmental constraints. But with yet another executive order signed today,the “Restoring the Rule of Law, Federalism and Economic Growth by Reviewing the ‘Waters of the United States’ Rule,” President Trump took a decisive swipe at what little regulatory certainty exists around at least one of the laws Pruitt is tasked with enforcing, the 1972 Clean Water Act. Read more here.

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