The court’s ruling is great news for trout and salmon and the habitats upon which they depend. The Clean Water Act is vital to TU’s work to protect, conserve and restore streams, and important to anglers across the nation.
Press Release: Fishing, recreation advocates topple critical Trump-era Clean Water Act federal power grab
Late last night, fishing and recreation advocates won a significant victory for clean water when a federal district court threw out (vacated) a critical Trump Clean Water Act rule. Today’s order from the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California restores state and Tribal authority to ensure federally permitted activities in rivers and lakes comply fully with state and tribal law. The Biden administration had planned to revise the rule to an unknown degree through a years-long public process. This court decision erases the Trump rule completely and immediately.