The Clean Water Act (CCA) only has jurisdiction over what are referred to as “Waters of the US,” i.e. navigable waterways. These waters are subject to a wide array of permitting requires and variable to civilian lawsuits under the CCA even in cases where the EPA decides not to act.
EPA has issued new definitions of what constituents a water of the US, bringing massive amounts of farm and ranch land, never intended by congress to be regulated by the EPA, under its domain.
AEM opposes EPA’s gross overreach and is supporting efforts to enact legislation to repeal the agency’s power grab.