Indiana’s Attorney General is joining two dozen other states in a coalition against the 2015 Waters of the United States rule. Curtis Hill is speaking out against the Obama-era rule that would’ve taken jurisdiction over natural resources from states.
Those included things like isolated streams, old floodplains and roadside ditches. The coalition claims the rule is an overreach of the federal government.
In fact, the rule doesn’t create any new regulations. It only serves to clarify what types of water that regulations within the 1972 Clean Water Act apply to.
Besides Indiana, states signing the letter include Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, Georgia, Idaho, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Michigan, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, West Virginia and Wisconsin.