The new rules maintain protection of many categories of waters but significantly reduce the range of protected wetlands.
Anthony L. Francois
Tony Francois is an attorney with the Pacific Legal Foundation. He has litigated cases around the country defending Americans’ property rights. He is a member of the California State Bar and also practices before several federal trial and appellate courts and the Supreme Court of the United States.
Tony graduated from the University of California Hastings College of the Law in 1996 with honors. After representing farmers, ranchers, and other landowners in private law practice and then for a decade as a policy advocate before the California legislature, Tony joined Pacific Legal Foundation in 2012.