Environmentalists: Trump's Clean Water Rollback Will Harm Northwest Streams

Those rulings brought into question whether the federal government had authority to regulate the more than 60 percent of USA streams and headwaters that don't flow year round, as well as other water sources like wetlands.

"A few years ago the EPA decided that navigable waters can mean almost every puddle or every ditch on a farmer's land or anywhere else that they decide", Trump said as he signed the order.

While Trump called the water rule a prime example of federal overreach, Democrats and environmental activists say that it protects drinking water for countless Americans and clarifies rules about which wetlands and streams should be guarded under the law.

"America's pork producers are very pleased that the president ordered EPA and the Corps of Engineers to repeal or rewrite this ill-conceived, overbroad regulation", said Nation Pork Producers Council president John Weber, a pork producer from Dysart, Iowa.

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Thanks also to all those who from near and far have written me or called for this gesture of state of sportsmanship and human. Kone's heroics were caught on camera and the footage is now going viral , with dozens of Twitter users dubbing him a "hero".

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"The Obama Administration's Waters of the USA rule was a regulatory overreach that would have placed unnecessary burdens on farmers, ranchers and other small businesses in North Dakota and across the nation", said Sen.

Trump said the law meant that regulators had jurisdiction over puddles and ditches, but activists say this wasn't allowed under the rule.

Currently, the USA determines what waters are protected under a Bush-era law, according to Michael Kelly, director of communications at Clean Water Action. "Americans broadly, poll after poll, expect our elected officials to strengthen public health, clean air, and clean water, not weaken them".

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Mitchell, 29, spent the past three seasons with the Miami Dolphins, playing in nine games in 2016 before he was cut last week. One of the main reasons Miami released Mitchell was due to an injury-plagued and underwhelming 2016 season a year ago.

The Association of Clean Water Agencies, which represents state and interstate water pollution agencies, is waiting to see how the order will improve federal state relations that states such as Oklahoma said were frayed during the Obama administration.

In addition, the official added, the directive will tell the two agencies to "consider thinking about" the late Justice Antonin Scalia's decision in the 2006 that suggested dramatically curtailing federal jurisdiction over smaller water bodies.

"EPA has too always been characterized by regulatory overreach that disregards the positive conservation efforts of farmers and threatens their very way of life", Duvall said.

Trump's move today doesn't repeal the rule, and will likely lead to more litigation.

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SpaceX says private missions like this one also reduce the cost of government-funded missions over time. Musk would not name the two people, who he said approached the company and would pay for the flight.

Property owners, meanwhile, will continue to grapple with the question of whether they need a Clean Water Act permit for activities on their land. "We commend the Trump Administration's bold action". In a separate lawsuit, on October 9, 2015, a divided federal appeals court stayed the rule's application nationwide.


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