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WOTUS rule may be gone by year end

Source: Clean Water Iowa

The Waters of the United States (WOTUS) rule was passed in the Obama Administration. It was set to expand the jurisdiction of the Clean Water Act, under the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to many streams, ditches and even puddles on farms. Public officials would need to issue a permit before any action could be made to affect the waters classified under WOTUS.

The court system put it on hold the 2015 rule, and the Trump Administration campaigned on doing away with WOTUS. Amazingly, the rule still exists. However, EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt says it will be gone by the end of 2018.

Pruitt spoke to Ron Hays of the Radio Oklahoma Network last week.

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