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December 4, 2018

So, You Live under a Rock? Does the Clean Water Act Apply to Your Water Down There?

By Karen Aldridge Crawford

American Bar Association

Unless you live under a rock, you have likely heard the news and political debates over Clean Water Act (CWA) jurisdiction. You have likely heard about the Obama administration’s attempt to redefine “navigable waters” in a rule that greatly extended the reach of CWA jurisdiction—known as the WOTUS rule—and that has been the subject of much litigation. Under the Trump administration, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is repealing that rule.

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