EPA and the Army Corps of Engineers are proposing to extend the effective date of the 2015 "waters of the U.S." rule for two years in order to eliminate confusion that may arise from a Supreme Court ruling on where the challenges to that rule should be heard.
WASHINGTON, Oct. 8, 2017 - Trade talks with Mexico and Canada move into their fourth round this week, while the House Agriculture Committee continues its preparations for the next farm bill by holding a listening session in upstate New York.
WASHINGTON, Aug. 15, 2017 - John Duarte, the California nursery owner who faced more than $30 million in fines and mitigation for plowing his land, has agreed to pay the government $1.1 million to settle the case against him.
DES MOINES, IOWA, Aug. 8, 2017 - Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt met with farmers, elected officials, and ag industry leaders today to hear feedback on re-writing the Waters of the U.S. Rule (WOTUS) under the Clean Water Act (CWA).
WASHINGTON, July 26, 2017 - The Trump administrations effort to write new "waters of the U.S." regulations takes a big step forward Thursday with publication of a proposed rule to withdraw the Obama administration's 2015 rule.
WASHINGTON, July 26, 2017 - For those wondering why the proposal to withdraw the WOTUS rule, which was announced June 27, has not appeared officially in the Federal Register, here’s your answer: Formatting.
WASHINGTON, July 12, 2017 - Democrats voiced strong objections to funding levels and legislative riders in the Interior/Environment spending bill for fiscal 2018, but saved amendments for next week, when the full House Appropriations Committee is scheduled to mark up the bill.