Waters of the United States rule
The "Waters of the United States" rule (WOTUS) grants the EPA jurisdiction of over even the smallest bodies of water, whether anyone is trying to get clean drinking water from it or not. It's a vast expansion of jurisdiction over the Clean Water Rule, and farmers and industry are at odds with environmentalists over it.
Paul Ryan complains that
- The rule would give Washington, DC bureaucrats unprecedented powers to regulate virtually any place that water flows or accumulates anywhere in the United States. It would allow regulation of a host of land features, including minor wetlands and typically dry streambeds that only occasionally carry storm water. - May 12, 2015