Author: Harold Johnson
comprehensive article, PLF attorney, M. Reed Hopper, critiques the Clean Water
Restoration Act pending in Congress. He exposes the misconceptions on which
the Act is based and argues the Act far exceeds congressional power. Contrary
to common belief and longstanding constitutional principles, CWRA would not
restore federal authority to pre-SWANCC and -Rapanos conditions, but
would expressly subject ALL waters in the United States to federal control for
the first time in our Nation's history.