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Trump’s Water Jurisdiction Revamp Rule Publishing Tuesday (2)

April 20, 2020, 2:53 PM; Updated: April 20, 2020, 9:23 PM

The Trump administration’s rule revising the definition of what constitutes a federally protected water body or wetlands will be published Tuesday, nearly three months after it was released to the public.

The Navigable Waters Protection Rule (RIN: 2040-AF75) replaces the Obama administration’s 2015 Clean Water Rule that Republicans and business groups criticized, claiming it was overly broad in its scope.

The new rule goes further than simply rewriting the Obama-era protections; it also scraps certain Reagan-era regulations.

The final rule that the Environmental Protection Agency and the Army Corps of Engineers jointly released in late January narrows ...

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