White House Targets Clean Water Rule for Elimination Joe Sills January 24, 2017

WASHINGTON, D.C.— The White House has published a new stance on energy that targets water protections aimed at headwaters, wetlands and streams.The Waters of the U.S. Rule, more commonly known as the Clean Waters Rule, was introduced by the EPA and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in 2015 to ensure that the 1972 Clean Water Act is more accurately understood. The result of what the EPA calls “hundreds of meetings,” and over 1,200 scientific studies, the Clean Water Rule joined the Climate Action Plan atop the White House’s chopping block via the new American First Energy Plan, which was published on the official White House website minutes after President Donald Trump’s January, 20th inauguration.