Article | February 15, 2017

WOTUS Appears Vulnerable To Trump Repeal

Source: KLa Systems
WOTUS Appears Vulnerable To Trump Repeal

On his way out of office, Barack Obama made a final effort to bolster the Waters of the United States rule (WOTUS), which has drawn controversy since it was issued in 2015.

In essence WOTUS is a technical document that defines which rivers, streams, lakes, and other bodies of water fall under the jurisdiction of the U.S. EPA and Army Corps of Engineers. It has been seen as a prime example of government overreach by some and a necessary effort to protect the environment by others.