Clean Water Act

99 Conservative Leaders: Trump’s Regulatory Reform Should Reject Preemptive Vetoes

The Obama Administration took unprecedented steps to preemptively block the issuance of Section 404 permits—the Clean Water Act permits required to begin most mining and infrastructure projects—before they were even reviewed. Conservatives applaud the recent action by the Trump Administration’s EPA to undo the preemptive veto of the Pebble Mine in Southwest Alaska.

Should Puddles Be Federally Regulated?

M. Reed Hopper and Todd F. Gaziano, Wall Street Journal
The EPA wants to redefine ‘the waters of the United States’ to mean virtually any wet spot in the country.

Water Rule Could Put Property Rights of Every American at Mercy of EPA

Ron Arnold, Daily Signal

A single missing word could turn a water law into a government land grab so horrendous even a U.S. Supreme Court justice warned it would “put the property rights of every American entirely at the mercy of EPA employees.”