EPA to propose easing Obama water rule

Read the full story in The Hill.

The Trump administration is poised to ease an Obama-era water rule, shrinking the number of waterways that are protected from industry pollutants.

The Environmental Protection Agency is expected to propose changing the definition of “Waters of the U.S.” to erase federal protections on some waters. The change would cover wetlands not connected to larger waterways or riverbeds that only flow after rainfall, according to an EPA outline obtained by E&E News.

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