Wrong Way On Clean Water
Last updated 2/17/2020 at 2:25pm
The recent announcement by the Environmental Protection Agency that it would be excluding various wetlands and all waters that do not flow year-round may appear innocuous to some, but it could have devastating effects on wildlife, property and people.
The EPA renamed the rules regarding waters from the Waters of the United States Rule to the Navigable Waters Protection Rule. Since many of the small streams and creeks that feed into larger streams and rivers are not navigable at their headwaters, they no longer will be protected by the federal government. But the rollback in protections is...