The Biden administration plans to revise the definition of “waters of the United States” under the Clean Water Act after concluding the Trump administration’s Navigable Waters Protection Rule is causing “significant environmental degradation,” according to EPA Administrator Michael Regan.
Draft guidance implementing a Supreme Court decision finding EPA can regulate pollution that is discharged into waters of the U.S. after traveling through groundwater is likely to get a close look from the Biden administration.
Amy Coney Barrett’s nomination to fill the seat left vacant by the death of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg is being welcomed by industry groups that see an opportunity to cement a conservative majority for decades to come.
In an important decision for agriculture, the Supreme Court ruled Thursday that Clean Water Act permits may be required when pollutants make their way through groundwater into a lake, river or other navigable water.
Ag and environmental organizations are split in their assessment of new EPA regulations requiring production and retail establishments handling certain hazardous chemicals — such as anhydrous ammonia — to prepare risk management plans.