Q&A with Radhika Fox, acting head of EPA’s water office

The former nonprofit water advocacy group executive and water utility official is leading the administration’s work to incorporate environmental justice into EPA’s water work.
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EPA nominee offers Congress a peek at plans for WOTUS

EPA administrator nominee Michael Regan yesterday appeared to somewhat ease Republican anxiety over the fate of President Trump's controversial rule that rolled back federal protections for streams and wetlands by vowing to listen to farmers at the center of the fight.

Green groups sue over Trump rollback of Obama-era waterway protections

Two separate coalitions of environmental groups sued the Trump administration on Wednesday, challenging a rollback of protections for the nation’s waterways.

Trump’s new water rule: What it means for mines and pollution

The Trump administration’s answer to the Obama-era clean water rule may be a boon for this South Carolina gold mine.

Trump administration water regulations roll back Obama-era protections

When the Trump administration ends - whether that be in 12 months, five years or, god forbid, longer than that somehow - one of its lasting legacies will be the dismantling of environmental protections.


WOTUS lawsuits start long, muddy legal battle

Get ready for a surge of lawsuits over the Trump administration's decision to walk back Obama-era protections for wetlands and streams.

Pa. business advocates celebrate Trump’s Clean Water rollback

Meanwhile, environmental groups like the Chesapeake Bay Foundation say the move is an "assault" on clean water.


South Georgia judge blocks Obama-era policy to curtail water pollution

A ruling from a federal judge in South Georgia will continue to thwart a proposal to pinpoint which waterways are subject to federal oversight, marking what may be the final round of the fight over President Barack Obama's signature water initiative.


Trump rule muddies oversight of free-flowing Ariz. river

Arizona's San Pedro River, which goes from a dry channel in June to a raging river in July, has long been a battleground between homebuilders needing groundwater and environmentalists who fear development will suck the river dry. And now there's a new threat: President Trump's proposed Waters of the U.S. rule.


'The river disappears, but the pollution doesn't'

The disappearing Big Lost River has long confounded federal regulators, but the confusion could soon end under the Trump administration's Waters of the U.S. rule, which would eliminate Clean Water Act protections for many waterways, including the Big Lost.


WOTUS review stumps advisers: 'The science isn't right'

Members of EPA's Science Advisory Board today grappled with how to address the Trump administration's rollback of clean water standards, given the administration's insistence that the proposal is a question of policy, not science.


Streams could 'come in and out' of WOTUS with climate change

The Trump administration's proposed Clean Water Act rollbacks are meant to draw clean lines showing which waterways are protected and which are not.

Court sides with WOTUS foes as legal fight gets messier

The Obama administration violated the law when it issued its embattled definition of "waters of the United States," a federal court ruled yesterday.

Fifteen AGs slam Trump move to limit federal authority under Clean Water Act

The attorneys general oppose the Trump administration's move to scale back federal authority over streams and tributaries that feed the nation's largest rivers.


Some waters would lose protections from coal mining under rule change

Ohio coal interests welcome the Trump administration proposal to narrow the definition of federal waters.
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