President Trump Moves To Eliminate The Waters of the US Rule

In a move sure to delight hundreds of thousands of rural property owners, President Donald Trump has signed an executive order requiring the EPA and other relevant agencies to reconsider the regulation known as the Waters of the US Rule.

An overreaching and zealously enforced set of regulations, the rule allowed the EPA and The Army Corps of Engineers to hold jurisdiction over ditches, wallows, and watering holes. Even those on private land. Today’s executive order also asks the Federal 6th Circuit Court of Appeals to review the regulation now in place, with an eye toward stopping any  present enforcement.

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