Replacing the 2015 WOTUS Rule
Despite a court ruling that brought the 2015 WOTUS rule into force in 22 states, NCBA continues fighting the 2015 WOTUS rule in federal courts while advocating in DC for a replacement that works for cattle producers. The Trump Administration proposed a new water rule but more work remains to end the 2015 WOTUS rule once and for all.
The Trump Administration's new water rule would:
- Protect the private property rights of American cattle producers;
- Provide safeguards for America’s waters;
- Observe the appropriate role of the federal government in regulating waterways;
- Restore state and local authority to protect waters; and
- Respect Congress’s intent in limiting jurisdiction to “navigable waters” in the Clean Water Act.
Beltway Beef Podcast: NCBA Chief Environmental Counsel Scott Yager discusses a potential Supreme Court case on the 2015 WOTUS rule.
Official Comments: Comments from NCBA and the Public Lands Council supporting the repeal of the 2015 WOTUS rule.