House Natural Resources Chairman Doc Hastings (R-Wash.) says the proposal is a massive power grab that must be stopped.
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Led by U.S. Representatives Chris Collins (R-NY) and Kurt Schrader (D-Ore.), 231 lawmakers in the U.S. House of Representatives sent a letter to the EPA and U.S. Army Corp of Engineers to back off its proposed rule to expand federal control under the Clean Water Act.
The proposed rule would redefine “Waters of the United States” under the Clean Water Act based on a narrow opinion by Justice Anthony Kennedy in a 2006 Supreme Court decision that said an isolated water, like a stock pond or a ditch, doesn’t not have to have a surface water connection to a downstream navigable water to be considered a “Waters of the United States.”