"This patchwork of two different Clean Water Act jurisdictional regulations is unsustainable", EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler said Thursday while announcing the repeal at the headquarters of the National Association of Manufacturers, a trade group that lobbied against the 2015 WOTUS rule.
"No regulation is flawless, and no rule can accommodate every concern, but the 2015 rule was especially egregious", said Zippy Duvall, the president of the American Farm Bureau - which lobbied for the rule change.
Joining Lopez was Paul Molesky, representing the New York Farm Bureau, which formally welcomed the rollback. "We need rules that protect water and respect local authority", U.S. Sen.
Farmers say the rule imposed too much bureaucracy on their operations as it meant to limit releases of chemicals and animal waste that can flow downstream and contribute to pollution or algae blooms and Trump's promise to repeal it has been a big applause line at the president's campaign rallies.
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The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is scrapping a controversial Obama-era clean water policy that critics said would inordinately extend federal oversight over small bodies of water like ditches on private property.
The policy shift was welcomed by animal rights groups but questioned by environmentalists and scientists who said animal testing of chemicals is needed to protect human health. She says she's confident state environmental officials will ensure water quality doesn't suffer. The EPA and Army Corps of Engineers are writing a replacement rule, which is expected to be finalized by the end of the year. Like about half the states in the country, it was blocked by the courts. Should a legal challenge to the Trump rule succeed, it is possible a court will place a nationwide stay on its effectiveness, as occurred with the Obama-era rule.
The Trump administration has repealed a number of environmental regulations from the previous administration - in many cases, triggering lawsuits from conservation and environmental organizations.
"In an unprecedented power grab, this rule handed federal bureaucrats authority to regulate nearly any water imaginable-creating unnecessary regulatory obstacles for everyone from farmers plowing their land to local governments building ditches for public safety to families building their homes", Bakst argued. The executive order followed the legal view of the late Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, which was not adopted by the Supreme Court.