Wotus Mish-Mash: Lawmaker says the main conforming theme is consistency

Despite the Supreme Court’s landmark ruling on the Waters of the U.S. rule, the issue is far from over in Washington.

A Senate Committee spent time wading through the still murky water of the EPA’s new rule. Senator Shelley Moore Capito highlighted her concern surrounding its ambiguity.

“One of the conforming themes the Chairman and I have is consistence. If you look at this map, with purple and green, purple is the 2015 rule and green is the new rule. How in the world can farmers go forward trying to figure out this maze of regulatory mish-mash? That makes it even more difficult than it already is.”

A legal expert testified she believes the way the rule has been written will lead to issues surrounding WOTUS to be considered on a case-by-case basis.