We continue our series on the Southeast region roundtable on the EPA and Army Corps of Engineers Waters of the US (WOTUS) rule. In June of last year, the EPA and ACE announced their intention to rewrite the rule. It is a concern for farmers, ranchers, and agriculture groups around the nation. The North Carolina Farm Bureau organized a roundtable for states in the Southeast. Something heard several times during the roundtable was the need for clear regulations. Tennessee attorney Billy Penny was one of the speakers.
“My clients need a clear and concise definition of WOTUS, the Clean Water Act. I guess everybody does,” he said.
He said WOTUS cases often come down to choosing “some point where the water ends and the land begins.”
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