Pruitt signs order to review WOTUS
Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt has signed a document to be published in the Federal Register formally beginning a process of reviewing the Clean Water Rule, also known as the Waters of the United States rule.
Pruitt’s action followed President Donald Trump’s issuance of an executive order to begin the review.
Meanwhile, the Environmental Working Group said that pulling back on the rule will endanger drinking water for millions of people.
Former House Agriculture Committee Chairman Rep. Frank Lucas, R-Okla., and 80 of his colleagues last week introduced the Protect Farmers from the SEC Act.