The administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency said the release of the updated Waters of the United States rule was timed to provide more certainty to agriculture.
The timing of the release is one complaint from the national agriculture groups suing the EPA in a Circuit Court in South Texas. The updated WOTUS rule went into effect this week for all but two states.
In a hearing on Wednesday, Michael Regan told the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works there would have been more confusion if the agency would have waited until after the Sackett vs.
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