AOC’s bid to block Corps oil and gas CWA permit fails

July 31, 2020
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) failed in her bid to attach an amendment to a pending fiscal year 2021 appropriations bill to block the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers from issuing a key Clean Water Act dredge-and-fill permit necessary for oil and gas pipelines that traverse waterways, such as the controversial Dakota Access Pipeline. The July 23 amendment would have inserted language into the energy and water portion of a fiscal year 2021 minibus bill that says, “None of the funds...


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