Water Rule

Recent Activity

Above the FoldJul 28, 2017 - 2:00pm
EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt speaking at the White House.

Repeal of EPA’s Land-Grabbing Water Rule Begins

WOTUS would force farmers, small businesses, and other land owners to get costly federal permits.

Above the FoldJun 28, 2017 - 10:00am
Ditch next to a planted field.

EPA Will Repeal Obama’s Land-Grabbing Water Rule

The Waters of the U.S. rule amounted to a massive grab of regulatory authority.

Above the FoldFeb 28, 2017 - 4:15pm
President Donald Trump signs an executive order.

Trump Hits Reset on Obama’s Land-Grabbing Water Rule

EPA and the Army Corps of Engineers are ordered to review and potentially withdraw the 2015 regulation.

Above the FoldJan 31, 2017 - 12:00pm
Ripples in a puddle.

How the Regulatory Accountability Act Would Make EPA's Water Rule Better

Those affected by WOTUS could have pushed regulators to employ better, more thorough analyses in the rulemaking process.

Above the FoldOct 28, 2016 - 2:15pm
Scary Regulations

Spooking Small Businesses: Scary Regulations Lurking in Washington

Small business owners don’t need haunted houses or horror movies. Washington gives them plenty of reasons to scream.

Above the FoldOct 18, 2016 - 1:15pm
The Animas River between Silverton and Durango, Colo. within 24 hours of the 2015 Gold King Mine waste water spill.

With Federal Prosecution Off the Table Will EPA Hold Itself to a ‘Higher Standard’ Over Gold King Mine Spill?

If a business would have accidentally polluted a river, the agency would've thrown the book at it.

Above the FoldAug 16, 2016 - 11:00am
President Barack Obama at a press conference at the White House.

New York Times Declares President Obama 'Regulator in Chief'

Congress must reclaim its authority as our constitutional lawmaker.

Above the FoldAug 09, 2016 - 9:00am
Stack of paperwork.

The Burden on Business: 600 Major Regulations and Counting

Dozens of more expensive regulations are in the pipeline.

Above the FoldMar 01, 2016 - 3:30pm
Yellow water in the Animas River after EPA's Gold King Mine spill.

VIDEO: Watch EPA’s McCarthy Talk Down Damage Done from Gold King Mine Spill

"EPA sacrificed truth on the altar of image management," wrote New Mexico’s Secretary for the Environment.

Above the FoldFeb 22, 2016 - 11:30am
The Animas River between Silverton and Durango, Colo. within 24 hours of the 2015 Gold King Mine waste water spill.

How Would EPA Have Treated a Business If It Caused the Colorado Mine Spill?

EPA needs to be held accountable and get its own house in order instead of seeking to expand its regulatory reach.