New federal water pollution rule draws mixed reaction

BY: - September 3, 2023

A federal rule limiting agencies’ power to regulate water pollution will severely restrict protections for waters and wetlands throughout the country, but could also be subject to challenges from conservative groups that maintain the new rule exerts more federal jurisdiction than the U.S. Supreme Court intended in a May decision. With the rule published last […]

The Supreme Court court recently struck down the EPA’s definition of waters of the United States, or WOTUS, the term for what waters and wetlands the federal government had authority to regulate under the Clean Water Act. (Photo courtesy of the Iowa Department of Natural Resources)

U.S. House Dems want data on impact of Supreme Court ruling on wetlands protection

BY: - July 11, 2023

Lawmakers asked the asked the EPA and Army Corps to 'systematically document the individual and systematic impacts' of the decision.


U.S. House votes to roll back Biden’s WOTUS rule

BY: - March 10, 2023

U.S. Rep. Brian Fitzpatrick, of the Bucks County-based 1st District, was the sole Republican to oppose it.