A succession of navigable waters
forms a kind of chain round its borders, as if to bind it together; while the most noble rivers in the world, running at convenient distances, present them with highways for the easy communication of friendly aids, and the mutual transportation and exchange of their various commodities.
In all the parts of the world washed by navigable waters
our relation to each other would be the same--and more intimate than there are words to express in the language.
The EPA always believed its jurisdiction stretched beyond traditional navigable waters
such as rivers and seas to the smaller bodies of water and wetlands that can affect them, but it didn't have a strong legal basis to prove it.
For the FAA project, Parsons designed and reconstructed critical airport approach lighting systems located within navigable waters
at both JFK and GON that support nearly 1,200 flights per day.
Opposition to a federal rule that expands Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) jurisdiction over navigable waters
without further clarification, a move that would massively increase the number of construction sites required to obtain a federal Clean Water Act permit and, in turn, increase unwarranted delays and construction costs.
In a change from the proposed rule, the agencies in the final rule also assert jurisdiction over wetlands adjacent to tributaries of navigable waters
for the first time by defining how far they are located from a navigable water
or its tributary.
For adjacent wetlands, the proposed rule added "adjacent waters" to navigable waters
under the scope of WOTUS.
idea that navigable waters
and submerged lands were held by the Crown in
Gaziano of the Pacific Legal Foundation, writing in The Wall Street Journal, say the EPA now wants to control not just wetlands and other non-navigable waters
but any water or normally dry land with a ''hydrological connection'' to actual navigable waters
The 1972 federal Clean Water Act makes it illegal to discharge pollutants into navigable waters
unless the discharger has a federal permit.
At that time, the Supreme Court was still in a somewhat accommodating mood, so it held that in the Clean Water Act, "navigable waters
of the United States" (13) could be read to refer not just to navigable waters
, but also to adjacent bodies, which could flow into navigable waters
69) It was not surprising, then, that many American courts inherited the English doctrine that riparian landowners held ownership rights to the beds and banks of non-navigable waters
and limited, but still important, rights of access to navigable waters