FILE - U.S. Supreme Court

The United States Supreme Court Building in Washington, D.C.

(The Center Square) - The U.S. Supreme Court said the Biden Administration's Waters of the United States rule under the Clean Water Act extends to "only those wetlands that are as a practical matter indistinguishable from waters of the United States. 

The issued Thursday erodes the rule, also known as the "WOTUS" rule, that would have brought all of the nation's streams and wetlands under the authority of the Environmental Protection Agency, a rule that U.S. Sen. Kevin Cramer, R-N.D., compared to "regulating puddles." 

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