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EPA releases revised Waters of the United States rule

Aug 29, 2023 View Original Article
  • Bias Rating

    54% Very Conservative

  • Reliability

    65% ReliableFair

  • Policy Leaning

    58% Very Conservative

  • Politician Portrayal

    -23% Negative

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Contributing sentiments towards policy:

58% : On Tuesday the Environmental Protection Agency released its latest Waters of the United States rule.
55% : In a statement release shortly after the announcement, National Cattlemen's Beef Association chief counsel Mary-Thomas Hart says the new WOTUS rule is an important step toward bring EPA more in line with the Supreme Court ruling.
50% : The Clean Water Act authorizes EPA to regulate the nation's navigable waterways.
48% : "We have worked with EPA to expeditiously develop a rule to incorporate changes required as a result of the Supreme Court's decision in Sackett," Michael Connor, assistant secretary of the Army for Civil Works, says.
47% : The Supreme Court ruled that definition was too broad, insisting EPA could only regulate bodies of water with a direct connection to navigable waters.
46% : Officials with EPA and the U.S. Army say their agencies are committed to following the law and implementing the Clean Water Act to protect the nation's waters from pollution and degradation.
46% :"EPA had a golden opportunity to write a Waters of the U.S. rule that's fair to farmers and stands the test of time, but instead chose to continue government overreach and revise only a small slice of the rule that was rejected by the Supreme Court," Duvall says."
44% : While pleased that the significant nexus language has been eliminated, he said EPA ignored other clear concerns raised by the Supreme Court justices as well as 26 states that filed lawsuits to nullify the previous WOTUS rule.
43% : EPA will never waver from our responsibility to ensure clean water for all.
42% : "While I am disappointed by the Supreme Court's decision in the Sackett case, EPA and Army have an obligation to apply this decision alongside our state co-regulators, tribes, and partners," EPA administrator Michael Regan says.
20% : The long-anticipated announcement comes after the Supreme Court's May ruling in the Sackett v. EPA case overturned portions of President Biden's controversial rule.

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