Fact Check on the Clean Water Rule

EPA has published a new fact sheet that serves as a fact check on some of the common inaccuracies about the Clean Water Rule. The document cites exactly where in the rule and preamble the facts can be found. The rule only protects the types of waters that historically have been covered under the Clean Water Act. The rule does not create any new permitting requirements for agriculture and maintains all previous exemptions and exclusions. It does not regulate most ditches and does not regulate groundwater, shallow subsurface flows, or tile drains. It does not make changes to current policies on irrigation or water transfers or apply to erosion in a field. The Clean Water Rule protects waters from pollution and destruction – it does not regulate land use or affect private property rights. These statements are supported by the text of the rule and its preamble.
Read the fact check.

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