EPA, Corps seek state input on CWA 'waters' definition

May 9, 2017
EPA and the Army Corps of Engineers are asking state governors to weigh in on how the federal agencies should define the scope of the Clean Water Act (CWA) consistent with Justice Antonin Scalia’s opinion in the 2006 case Rapanos v. United States , citing the Trump administration's driving principle of cooperative federalism. EPA and the Corps wrote to the governors May 8 as part of a two-step process to re-codify the definition of “waters of the United States” to...

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