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Federal Jurisdiction to Expand

The Obama administration has just proposed a significant expansion of what is included as the “waters of the United States” over which the Federal government has jurisdiction under the Clean Water Act. 

The proposal, based on the position that bodies of water are interconnected, would have an impact on a wide range of entities, governmental and private, dealing with water and development issues.

Links to an overview by Bracewell & Giuliani, a law firm, as well as articles by the Environmental Protection Agency are provided below.

http://www.natlawreview.com/article/administration-to-propose-water-jurisdiction-rule-may-affect-energy-and-infrastructu

http://water.epa.gov/lawsregs/guidance/wetlands/CWAwaters.cfm

http://blog.epa.gov/epaconnect/2013/09/watersoftheus/

http://water.epa.gov/lawsregs/guidance/wetlands/upload/wous_guidance_4-2011.pdf