October 24, 2018

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Offers Guidance to States to Assume Administration of Clean Water Act Permitting

Michelle R. McKown

On February 24, 2017, shortly after taking office, President Donald J. Trump issued Executive Order 13777 (EO), “Enforcing the Regulatory Reform Agenda,” which stated that “[i]t is the policy of the United States to alleviate unnecessary regulatory burdens placed on the American people.” Environmental regulations have been seen by the Trump administration as fertile grounds for lessening regulatory burdens and returning authority back to the states when legally appropriate. 

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