Update to Clean Water Rule: Trout Unlimited Opposes EPA and Army Corps of Engineers
On Tuesday, December 12, 2018, the Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)(Agencies) unveiled a proposal to significantly narrow the scope of protections for our nation’s waters. The proposal would replace a 2015 rule designed to clarify the scope of Clean Water Act protections, which does protect headwaters, intermittent and ephemeral streams, and wetlands.
The Agencies’ proposal (Replacement Rule) would end protections for thousands of stream miles in the country – streams that contribute to the drinking water supplies of 117 million Americans and provide essential fish and wildlife habitat that support a robust outdoor recreation economy worth $887 billion.
You can read more about Trout Unlimited's position and perspective here.