October 28, 2016

Q & A on federal rule redefining dry land as water

By Anthony L. Francois Senior Attorney

The federal government regulates “navigable waters” under the Clean Water Act. The U.S. EPA and the Army Corps of Engineers define “navigable waters” to include millions of square miles of dry land (so they can then regulate the use of that land), and PLF is suing them over that bit of regulatory fiction. You can get a quick overview of the issues in this Q & A published by Reuters earlier this week.

A federal consultant, sitting in a navigable water, thinking about something
A federal consultant, sitting in a navigable water, thinking about something

 

What to read next