Tag: waters of the U.S.

SCOTUS Moves Forward with WOTUS Jurisdictional Case

Filed in Codes and Standards, Legal by on April 3, 2017 2 Comments
SCOTUS Moves Forward with WOTUS Jurisdictional Case

The Supreme Court today refused to dismiss a case on whether a challenge to the waters of the U.S. (WOTUS) rule should first go through district courts or be brought straight to the court of appeals.

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Regulatory Nightmare Continues After Nearly 3 Decades

Filed in Advocacy, Codes and Standards, Environment by on May 24, 2016 9 Comments

One developer’s ongoing attempts to obtain a Clean Water Act permit is a prime example of why Congress must take action to prevent the Environmental Protection Agency and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ final “waters of the U.S.” rule from being implemented.

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Tom Woods Issues Statement on the Recent District Court Decisions on EPA Water Rule

Filed in Environment by on August 28, 2015 0 Comments

NAHB Chairman Tom Woods issued the following statement concerning the recent District court rulings in North Dakota, West Virginia and Georgia on the Environmental Protection Agency’s rule defining the “waters of the United States” in the Clean Water Act. “Although the rule will cause harm to all 50 states, the mixed decisions to come out […]

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Upcoming Webinar Provides Details on WOTUS Regulations

Filed in Codes and Standards, Education, Environment by on July 20, 2015 0 Comments
Upcoming Webinar Provides Details on WOTUS Regulations

NAHB is hosting a free informational webinar on July 28 at 2:00 p.m. EST describing the new rule and how to comply with the Clean Water Act when the regulation becomes effective on Aug. 28.

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NAHB to EPA: See You in Court

Filed in Advocacy, Codes and Standards, Legal by on July 2, 2015 4 Comments
NAHB to EPA: See You in Court

NAHB and other farm and business organizations today filed a lawsuit seeking to overturn a federal rule that defines the “waters of the United States” and the jurisdictional scope of the Clean Water Act.

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Urge Your Senators to Support Bill That Will Overturn Onerous EPA Water Rule

Filed in Advocacy, Codes and Standards by on June 24, 2015 1 Comment
Urge Your Senators to Support Bill That Will Overturn Onerous EPA Water Rule

With the Senate out of session until July 7, NAHB members are encouraged to meet with their senators in their home districts this week and urge them to support S. 1140, the Federal Water Quality Protection Act.

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EPA Water Rule Fails to Follow Intent of Congress and Supreme Court Precedent

EPA Water Rule Fails to Follow Intent of Congress and Supreme Court Precedent

NAHB told Congress today that the final rule redefining the scope of waters protected under the Clean Water Act by the Environmental Protection Agency and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers falls well short of providing the clarity and certainty that the regulated community seeks.

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EPA’s Final Water Rule Could be Headed Back to Court

Filed in Codes and Standards by on May 27, 2015 0 Comments
EPA’s Final Water Rule Could be Headed Back to Court

The Environmental Protection Agency today announced its final rule expanding the definition “waters of the United States” under the Clean Water Act. NAHB Chairman Tom Woods issued a statement opposing the rule and urging Congress to provide a legislative fix.

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Senate Bill Would Fix Flawed EPA Water Proposal that Harms Housing, Economy

Senate Bill Would Fix Flawed EPA Water Proposal that Harms Housing, Economy

NAHB today urged the Senate to pass pending legislation that would require the Environmental Protection Agency to go back to the drawing board and withdraw its proposed “waters of the United States” rule that would needlessly raise housing costs, trample states’ rights and add more regulatory burdens to small businesses.

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Members Bring Clean Water Act Worries to White House

Filed in Codes and Standards, Land Development by on May 18, 2015 0 Comments
Members Bring Clean Water Act Worries to White House

NAHB members and staff met with officials from the White House Office of Management and Budget last week to repeat their concerns about the soon-to-be-finalized redefinition of “waters of the U.S.” under the Clean Water Act.

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