Court Reverses Trump Admin Rollback of Clean Water Rule

HeadlineAug 17, 2018

A federal judge has blocked the Trump administration’s rollback of Obama-era water protections. Thursday’s ruling by a district court judge in South Carolina effectively reinstates the Clean Water Rule, the implementation of which was delayed by the Environmental Protection Agency last June. The Clean Water Rule sets drinking water safeguards, while offering federal protection to wetlands and thousands of streams that flow into larger rivers and lakes.

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