Washington Report

Advocacy Updates from Washington D.C.

Judge Stops Water Rule Nationwide

Today a judge from the 6th Circuit Court of Appeals halted implementation nationwide of the EPA's Clean Water Plan, also known as the Waters of the U.S. regulation.  This regulation would sweep in many more waters of the U.S., resulting in more onerous permitting requirements and more property rights violations.

This regulatory stay, while important, is temporary.  NAR has opposed this rule from its inception and will continue to push for a legislative solution to determine which waters are considered to be under federal jurisdiction and which are not.