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PRI-CEI Comments on EPA/Army Corps 2019 Proposed Regulation Defining “Navigable Waters” under the Clean Water Act

April 15, 2019

The federal government should limit its definition of navigable waters as the current definition is overly expansive and unconstitutional.

The federal government is right to reconsider its legal definition of "navigable waters of the United States." EPA and the Army Corp of Engineers have long used overly expansive definitions of navigable waters to control the uses of private and state property. 
SAM KAZMAN is general counsel of the Competitive Enterprise Institute, a free-market advocacy organization headquartered in Washington DC. Mr. Kazman has long been involved in public interest litigation and policy analysis.