Proposed federal rule has emerged that supporters say would protect the nation’s water supply. However, as reporter Brent Martin at St. Joseph affiliate KFEQ reports, opponents say it would give the EPA too much power;
A new proposed rule, which actually is an old rule renewed, has emerged which supporters say would protect the nation’s water supply, but opponents contend would give the EPA too much power. Brent Martin reports. . .
The Waters of the United States proposal has returned under the Biden Administration much to the dismay of Republican Congressman Sam Graves. Graves fought the rule…commonly called WOTUS…during the Obama Administration and thought had arrived at a resolution two years ago, clearly defining and limiting the EPA jurisdiction over waterways.
Opponents contend the Clean Water Act limits the EPA jurisdiction to navigable waters. Those who favor WO-TUS say the EPA must be given jurisdiction to water sources that feed navigable waters.
(Missourinet St. Joseph affiliate KFEQ Radio)