NAHB New WOTUS Rule Becomes Effective Today

The “Navigable Waters Protection Rule” (NWPR), which is the Trump Administration’s new definition of “waters of the United States” (WOTUS), becomes effective today in every state except Colorado. Implementation begins after Judge Joseph Seeborg of the Northern District of California denied a request last Friday from 17 states, the North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality, the District of Columbia, and the City of New York to issue a preliminary injunction and block the rule nationwide.

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