BREAKING: President Trump Will Order EPA To Dismantle Obama-Era ‘Waters Of The US’ Rule
Awesome! One more horrible executive order from Obama bites the dust.
— FOX Business (@FoxBusiness) February 28, 2017
President Donald Trump will order the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to review the “Waters of the United States” (WOTUS) regulation, effectively repealing another major Obama-era policy.
Trump wants the EPA and the Corps to make sure “waters are kept free from pollution, while at the same time promoting economic growth, minimizing regulatory uncertainty” and respecting the role of states and Congress.
The EPA and the Corps will repeal or revise parts of WOTUS that don’t match those policy goals, according to a copy of the order obtained by The Daily Caller News Foundation. Trump is expected to sign the order Tuesday.
Trump will order federal officials to interpret the term “navigable waters” in a “manner consistent with the opinion of Justice Antonin Scalia in Rapanos v. United States” — a departure from the Obama administration interpretation of federal power. More