TBA Law Blog


Posted by: Katharine Heriges on Jun 28, 2017
The Trump administration moved to withdraw the “Waters of the United States” rule yesterday, Reuters reports, and subsequently received praise from Tennessee Attorney General Herbert Slatery. The 2015 rule updated the Clean Water Act to define what waterways can be regulated by the federal government. Slatery said in a release that the rule “unlawfully encroaches on the states’ traditional roles as the regulators of land and water resources.”