.. Secretary Scott Pruitt has suggested that the recently enacted "Clean Water Rule" may be gone as soon as next week.
.. We're not sure what businesses or what jobs. We never hear these details.
.. This is the rule that was enacted by the EPA and The United States Corps Of Engineers in 2015.
.. The rule was enacted after consultation with millions of stakeholders in our country over a period of several years. Public meetings, legislative conferences, public comments, etc. You know how it worked.
.. This is the rule that:
1.) Defines and protects tributaries that impact the health of downstream waters,
2.) Provides certainty in how far safeguards extend to nearby waters,
3.) Protects regional water treasures,
4.) Focuses on streams, not ditches,
5.) Maintains the status of waters within municipal separate storage systems,
6.) Reduces the use of case-specific analysis of waters.
.. This is the rule that also protects upstream spawning gravels for fish such as trout. My My My.
>> EPA fact Sheet,
>> Final Clean Water Rule, [PDF]
>> POLITICO analysis, [05/27/15]
>> EPA CONTACT PAGE.
.. So it begins. Do what you can. Let your fishing buddies know.
.. This is bigger than local pooping in a waterway. This is bigger than cow flops in a pasture's spring. This is bigger than sluice boxes in the upland tributaries. This is bigger than spoil from coal mines in tributaries. This is bigger than arsenic from gold mines. This is bigger than mud pits from drilling rigs dumped into prairie upland drainages.
.. This is all of these and more.
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