The controversial Waters of the United States rule is back. Earlier this week, a US District Court in Alabama reinstated the rule in 26 states. Ironically not in South Carolina or nearly all of the Southeast for that matter.
The district court ruled that the Trump Administration had not given the public enough time or ability to comment on its plan to declare the WOTUS rule (a 2015 Obama era rule) dead and intend to replace it with something else. Since the public didn’t have enough time in the opinion of the court, the rule is back in effect in a majority of the states. Twenty-four states have other court action pending and therefore the rule will not be reinstated in those states.
A much more detailed article can be found on DTN Progressive Famer’s Site.