I have not researched this enough to take sides, but will provide the following to show there are often two sides to an argument and some of the spin sites will only show one side. In my opinion, Metta, who posted in another thread, would have more credibility if he tried to post balanced viewpoints instead of a large quantity of one-sided viewpoints.
The GOP says the administration is seeking to assert federal control over puddles, ditches, areas that are occasionally wet and other large sections of private or state land in violation of the intent of the Clean Water Act.
They say the rule would be disastrous to farmers, developers, landowners and other businesses that would need a federal permit for routine tasks such as digging ditches.
“The federal government shouldn’t be regulating every drop of water,” said House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee Chairman Bill Shuster (R-Pa.), whose panel has authority over water policy.
“Just about every wet area in the country is open to federal regulation under this rule,” he added. “The rights of landowners and local governments will be trampled.”
Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) called the rule a “power grab” in a Wednesday op-ed.http://thehill.com/policy/energy-environment/265734-house-votes-to-overturn-obamas-water-rule