Senate sharply divided over WOTUS rule

From Agri-Pulse

Senate Democrats blocked a bill aimed at forcing the Obama administration to replace its Clean Water Act rule, but Republicans quickly advanced a disapproval resolution that would simply kill the rule.

The measure aimed at replacing the rule needed 60 votes to advance to a full debate, but just four Democrats supported the cloture motion, leaving the bill three votes short, 57-41. The rule would re-define what ditches, wetlands, streams and other features fall under the jurisdiction of the Clean Water Act (CWA) as “waters of the United States” (WOTUS). Read the rest of the story here.