- On Tuesday, the Environmental Protection Agency and the Army Corps of Engineers released a joint proposal to repeal the 2015 Clean Water Rule, an environmental protection law originally put in place in 1972 as the Clean Water Act, but codified by Obama in his second term.
- The potential repeal could mark a success for President Donald Trump, who promised to repeal the rule during the 2016 presidential campaign.
- However, it could also spell disaster for all Americans who enjoy drinkable tap water.
- “If you don’t think twice about drinking water from the tap, you’re benefiting from the clean water rule,” Jamie Henn, cofounder of 350.org, a nonprofit fighting climate change, said in an interview. Read more (6/28/17)