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Protect the Clean Water RuleJerry KauffmanPublished 2:02 p.m. ET July 14, 2017 | Updated 11:20 p.m. ET July 14, 2017Surrounded by water as one of just three states that sit on a peninsula, coastal Delaware is fortuitously situatedon the beautiful Eastern Seaboard of the United States.Although the second smallest state, the First State is rich in water resources, with 25 miles of ocean coastline,840 square miles of bay, 4,500 miles of rivers and streams, 500 square miles of wetlands and 2,900 acres oflakes and ponds.Delaware’s freshwater and saltwater resources are a substantial economic engine that contributes $7 billion tothe regional economy and supports 70,000 jobs with over $2 billion in wages.Recently, the Environmental Protection Agency and the Army Corps of Engineers proposed a rule that wouldrescind the Clean Water Rule to redefine the Waters of the United States (WOTUS) as protected by the CleanWater Act. This action would leave unprotected the small intermittent streams and i...