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Trump water directive cheered by ranchers, blasted by environmentalists

Mar 01, 2017 - Fort Worth Star-Telegram (Texas)

State leaders and agriculture groups applauded an executive order issued by President Trump on Tuesday that directs the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to reconsider a controversial rule that sought to more clearly define which bodies of water the federal government has the power to police.

Environmentalists, meanwhile, warned that a rule reversal would threaten drinking water quality for millions of Americans.

The so-called "Waters of the ...