President Trump creates a new subcabinet to focus on water management

President Trump has signed an executive order he says will better manage the nation’s water supplies. This includes modernizing infrastructure and streamlining work to avoid duplication from agency to agency.

The subcabinet will be co-chaired by the Interior Secretary and the EPA Administrator.

In other news surrounding U.S. waterways, the results of the election and confirmation of Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court could have implications for the new WOTUS rule, or Navigable Waters Protection Act.

The Trump administration replaced the Obama era ruling, reducing federal jurisdiction over streams and wetlands giving land owners more power over the water on their property. However, several lawsuits are currently sitting in circuit courts across the country.