Court blocks EPA from enforcing Clean Water Rule anywhere in U.S.

A federal appeals court temporarily blocked an Environmental Protection Agency regulation that would subject more bodies of water to Clean Water Act permitting requirements.

Opponents of the Clean Water Rule say it’s so broad that it covers certain types of ditches, ponds and streams that only flow when it rains. They contend the rule makes it more difficult for property owners to make minor improvements and interferes with local land use decisions.

The EPA contends the regulation is necessary… …read more