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Critics of the Trump administration’s plan to repeal the Waters of the United States rule said that it will leave waters in much of the West unprotected by the Clean Water Act, pointing to smaller waterways like the San Pedro River as particularly vulnerable. (Photo by Eric Vondy/Creative Commons)

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But while some welcomed the end of the “Waters of the United States” rule, environmental groups warned that the change would mean virtually no environmental protection for the nation’s waterways — particularly in the West.

By By Kailey Broussard, Cronkite News October 1, 2019
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