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Floods and Flooding

Richard Rothschild: Waters of the U.S. is more EPA overreach

It's time to block Environmental Protection Agency's new rule, Waters of the U.S. Under the Clean Water Act, Congress gave the EPA jurisdiction only over navigable and interstate waters within the U.S. However, in May 2015, courtesy of President Obama, the EPA, akin to a self-duplicating leviathan, adopted new rules known as Waters of the U.S. that expand its tentacles into your backyard. According to attorneys at the respected law firm of Foley and Lardner, LLP, prior to this rule, the EPA had jurisdiction under four types of waters: waters currently, previously, or potentially used in interstate commerce; interstate waters, including wetlands; territorial seas; and...