Earlier this month, while announcing other changes to environmental policy, Mr Trump criticised existing "job-killing regulations", while insisting the USA would maintain "world-class standards of environmental protection".
But opponents of the repeal point out that the replacement regime not only scraps the Obama-era rule but also reverses protections reaching back to the 1972 Clean Water Act, such as requirements that landowners seek permits that the EPA considers on a case-by-case basis.
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Brett Hartl, a government affairs director with the Center for Biological Diversity conservation advocacy group, called the changes "a sickening gift to polluters". "This is stripping away protections that were put in place in the '70s and '80s that Americans have relied on for their health", he said. "This rule ignores the reams of scientific data showing protections of these streams and wetlands are essential to clean and safe water". "Destroying half of our nation's streams and wetlands will be one of Trump's ugliest legacies".
"This gutting of vital Clean Water Act protections takes us backwards on the progress we've made in cleaning up our waterways and puts the health of our families at risk for the sole benefit of Trump's corporate friends".
The administration says the changes will allow farmers to plow their fields without fear of unintentionally straying over the banks of a federally protected dry creek, bog or ditch.
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"It was a total kill on you and other businesses", Trump said at that time. The final WOTUS rule will protect our nation's water and be implemented without confusion, which is welcome news for farmers.
People living in the western U.S. are set to be particularly affected by the new rule, with ephemeral streams making up around 89% of Nevada's stream miles and 94% of Arizona's, for example. The targeted regulations also protect wildlife and their habitats. The Rio Grande is one of North America's longest rivers.
Chiefs of the Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers signed the new rule before appearing at a builders' convention in Las Vegas.
"It defies common sense to leave unprotected the arteries of life to the desert Southwest", Pelz said. The farm bureau has called the more restrictive rule implemented by President Obama in 2015 "unreasonable and unworkable". "This will ensure that land use decisions are not improperly constrained, which will enable our farmers to continue feeding our nation and the world, and our businesses to continue thriving".
"These issues illustrate that. regulations got out of hand and have gone too far", he said.