Biden Administration Might Struggle To Quickly Undo Trump WOTUS Rule

November 17, 2020
The incoming Biden administration will almost certainly make review of the Trump EPA’s waters of the United States (WOTUS) rule a priority, but legal precedent and the complexity involved in defining WOTUS make it uncertain as to whether any regulatory changes can occur quickly, a former EPA official and other experts say. Matthew Leopold, who served almost three years as the Trump EPA’s general counsel before stepping down in September, said during a Nov. 16 environmental law event that “we...

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