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New WOTUS Rule Becomes Law

first_img Facebook Twitter SHARE Facebook Twitter SHARE By NAFB News Service – Jun 22, 2020 New WOTUS Rule Becomes Law Home Indiana Agriculture News New WOTUS Rule Becomes Law The Trump Administration’s new and scaled-back Waters of the U.S. rule became law Monday after last-minute attempts to block the rule.A federal judge late last week denied an effort to prevent implementation of the new regulation, called the Navigable Waters Protection Rule.The challengers claim the new rule removes protection from many U.S. waterways. WOTUS, now NWPR, has been the subject of multiple lawsuits, including some examined by the Supreme Court.In the order denying the motion for temporary relief, the Judge wrote, “In the prior cases, the issue was always whether the agencies had gone too far in extending the scope of federal regulation. Now, the question is whether the agencies have not gone far enough.”That judge ultimately sided with the EPA.However, a federal judge in Colorado rejected the Section 404 permit process included in the new rule, which refers to the Corps of Engineers’ authority to issue permits for the discharge of dredged or fill material into navigable waters. Previous articleBayer Prioritizing Customer Health and Safety, Not Participating In Large Ag Events Throughout 2020Next articleHot, Dry Weather Stressing Indiana’s Crops NAFB News Servicelast_img

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