States Grapple With Water Quality Protections After WOTUS Rule’s Release

August 29, 2023
BOULDER, CO -- Environmental regulators from Republican and Democratic states are expressing uncertainty over how to maintain adequate water and wetland protections following the Biden administration’s release of its final rule narrowing the federal definition of “waters of the United States” (WOTUS) to align with the high court’s Sackett decision. During an Aug. 29 meeting at the Environmental Council of the States (ECOS) meeting here, many state regulators raised concerns over what authorities will be available to them to...

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