March 27, 2015

Senate sends message against Clean Water rule with farm-state Democratic support

With some critical Democratic support, the Senate endorsed limiting the reach of a rule proposed by the Obama administration to re-define what ditches, ponds and other features are regulated by the Clean Water Act. The 59-40 vote on a non-binding amendment to the Senate budget resolution served as a test of support for blocking or rolling back a rule proposed a year ago to define what can be regulated under the law as “waters of the United States” (WOTUS). Read More

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