Trump EPA repeals Obama-era water protections

In the latest effort by President Donald Trump to roll back environmental regulations, The Environmental Protection agency on Thursday announced it would repeal an Obama-era clean water rule that had expanded protections for certain waterways against pollution. Environmental groups called the move “shameful and dangerous.” The measure in question: President Barack Obama’s 2015 Waters of the United States Rule – or WOTUS. Farmers and industry groups had said the rule went too far.

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