Clean Water Act gets expansion

Confusion rises over new rule

 


The Clean Water Act has recently been expanded with the new Clean Water rule, and a range of stakeholders in Wyoming are concerned about this decision.

Under the new Clean Water rule, the federal government has expanded the definition of “navigable” waters to “extended tributaries across the country”. This expansion has major consequences for the country, as 60 percent of water in the United States is not considered “navigable”.

Many are concerned that this expansion is too vague and there needs to be significant clarification.

Wyoming Gov. Matt Mead, wrote a public comment l...



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