The US EPA and Army Corps of Engineers recently jointly released a proposed rule they say is needed to clarify protection under the Clean Water Act for streams and wetlands. Industry groups say the proposed rule imposes unworkable regulations and constitutes an expansion of federal control. Heather Dean of the Environmental Protection Agency and water and environmental/natural resources attorney Andrew J. Waldera joined me on this episode of Elemental Idaho to discuss the pros and cons of the proposed rule.
This episode originally aired in April, 2014. You can listen to that episode here. Since that airing, the comment period on the proposed rule has been extended to October 20, 2014.