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Trump Signs Executive Order Urging Dismantling Of Clean Water Rule | The Huffington Post

1.3.17

Trump Signs Executive Order Urging Dismantling Of Clean Water Rule | The Huffington Post: Trump on Tuesday signed an executive order targeting the controversial Waters of the United States rule, also known as the Clean Water Rule, as he advances his assault on the Environmental Protection Agency and environmental protections. Another executive order targeting Obama’s Clean Power Plan could be signed as soon as this week, according to previous reports.

Tuesday’s order instructs the EPA and Army Corps of Engineers to “review and reconsider” the rule, according to The Washington Post and other media outlets. Final language has not yet been released.

The rule, implemented in 2015, was intended to clarify which of the nation’s waterways should be protected under the federal Clean Water Act. It includes streams, wetlands and other smaller waterways that collectively provide drinking water for an estimated 117 million people — one in three Americans, according to the EPA.


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