DeFazio urges Biden to reopen CWA general permits

October 13, 2021
House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee Chairman Peter Defazio (D-OR) and Rep. Steve Cohen (D-TN) are urging President Joe Biden to halt implementation of 16 Trump-era Clean Water Act (CWA) dredge-and-fill general permits in order to fully consider their environmental justice and climate change impacts. The lawmakers’ Oct. 13 letter to the president comes as the Army Corps of Engineers is preparing to issue dozens of additional nationwide permits (NWPs) that were also proposed by the Trump administration but not finalized...

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