Waters of the United States
In December 2018, CASS expressed concern about the the proposed rule issued today by the EPA and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to replace the 2015 Clean Water Rule (Waters of the United States Rule or WOTUS).
In March of 2017, President Trump issued an executive order to overturn the “Waters of the United States” (WOTUS) rule approved by the Obama administration. In anticipation of this action, which was part of the President’s agenda, AFS has worked with its partners to prepare a letter to our leaders in support of the scientific basis of the rule. Read the article in Science magazine about the letter.
In November of 2015, CASS took a position to oppose Senate Joint Resolution 22 to the Clean Water Rule, which proposed to exclude headwater streams, including intermittent and or temporary streams that do not have perennial flow but that do directly drain to a Tradition Navigable Water, interstate waters or the sea.