A final rule defining and clarifying the scope of “waters of the United States” federally regulated under the Clean Water Act has been published. This definition will increase the predictability and consistency of Clean Water Act programs, according to the Department of the Army, Corps of Engineers, and Environmental Protection Agency. Pictured here: Wildhorse Creek Wild and Scenic River in Oregon.
The House of Representatives has moved forward H.J. Res. 27, a joint resolution that would stop the Biden administration’s Water of the United States (WOTUS) rule.
“This vote is a win for America’s cattlemen and women, and NCBA is thrilled to see a majority of House members reject the Biden administration’s burdensome WOTUS rule,” said National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) President Todd Wilkinson in a statement.
He added that NCBA urges the Senate to pass the resolution, and that NCBA will also be watching the Sackett v. EPA Supreme Court case in hopes of the ruling placing guardrails on the feds’ attempt to regulate small, isolated bodies of water on private land.
The resolution would invalidate the rule through the Congressional Review Act, which allows Congress to invalidate an executive agency’s rule.
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