DC Updates: Land Real Estate News
DC Updates are your source for the latest legislative news in the land real estate industry. These updates are to keep land professionals informed about the issues that matter most to them and impact their business.
November 21 – In an effort to further ensure the implementation of the 2015 Clean Water Act, also known as Waters of the US (WOTUS Rule), the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) have proposed delaying the rule until 2020. “Contrary to prior Supreme Court decisions, the Environmental Protection Agency […]
The REALTORS® Land Institute and National Association of REALTORS® need your help to ensure the 1031 exchange remains protected in the proposed Tax Plan. Both the House and the Senate have released their tax reform plans retaining 1031 like-kind exchanges for land and real estate. However, we cannot be complacent – there is still a risk […]
On August 25, the US EPA and the Corps today announced a series of teleconferences, one in-person meeting, and other opportunities for public input on Waters of the US (WOTUS) this fall. “The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. Department of the Army (the agencies) will hold ten teleconferences to hear from stakeholders their […]
After a June 7 order, the Department of Interior (DOI) has worked with various organizations and task forces to review the Greater Sage Grouse conservation plan under the Endangered Species Act. On August 7, the DOI released the first set of recommendations to make modifications to the plan. Farm and ranch land owners out west in affected […]
“Fulfilling a portion of an executive order by President Donald Trump, the EPA and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers have released a proposal to rescind the Waters of the United States (WOTUS) rule that expanded federal jurisdiction under the Clean Water Act. The proposal published in the Federal Register on Thursday, July 28 would nix the 2015 WOTUS rule and […]
Usually I give a brief update on land real estate public policy issues of interest to REALTORS® Land Institute (RLI) land professionals and the landowners they serve. However, the election of Donald Trump to the highest elected political office in the land has scrambled the usual political dynamics of Washington, D.C. – the rule-book has been thrown […]