Yesterday, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers proposed a rule to rescind the 2015 Clean Water Rule and recodify the definition of “waters of the United States,” known as WOTUS, that existed before 2015.  EPA and the Corps intend to re-evaluate and revise the WOTUS definition consistent with the

The rollback of the controversial Waters of the United States (WOTUS) Rule is underway.  Last week, President Trump issued an Executive Order directing the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Department of the Army (Army) to review and rescind or rewrite the WOTUS rule, which was adopted in 2015 by the previous administration.  That rule

A federal district court for the Central District of Illinois issued an opinion interpreting the scope of the maintenance exemption to the Clean Water Act’s (CWA) prohibition of the discharge of dredge and fill material into waters of the United States. The case, Quad Cities Waterkeeper Inc. v. Ballegeer, Case No. 4:12-cv-4075, raised the