NAHB: EPA’s Final Water Rule Could be Headed Back to Court


The Environmental Protection Agency todayannounced its final rule expanding the definition of “waters of the United States” under the Clean Water Act.


NAHB Chairman Tom Woods issued the following statement opposing the rule and urging Congress to provide a legislative fix:

“EPA’s final water rule will needlessly raise housing costs and add more regulatory burdens to landowners and industries that rely on a functioning permitting process to spur job and economic growth.

“The rule significantly expands the definition of a tributary to include any dry land feature that flows only after a heavy rainfall.  Such federal overreach goes well beyond congressional intent and the limits of jurisdiction set forth by the U.S. Supreme Court.  Read the Story

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