The Waters of the United States rule has sparked a new complaint from the Portland Cement Authority (PCA). The PCA claims that the new rule expands federal authority over bodies of water in the U.S. beyond the scope originally set by Congress. In an official statement, PCA president and CEO James G. Toscas said, "This will create needless gridlock, delays, and cost for construction projects across the country, with little or no benefit to the environment."
The NAHB has also filed suit in the U.S. District Court, Southern District of Texas. NAHB chairman Tom Woods called the new limits of the rule "vague and uncertain" and said that it would needlessly increase housing costs. The NAHB is joined by several states that have also filed suit against the EPA regarding this new rule.
Click here to read the Definition of Waters of the United States rule that incited all of the complaints and lawsuits.