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EPA, USDA encourage local, market-based nutrient controls

December 06, 2018
EPA and the Agriculture Department (USDA) are pledging to remove regulatory or other barriers that are preventing states from developing local, market-based solutions for reducing excess nutrients in waterways, days after reports that few states are implementing EPA-led calls to limit nutrient runoff in the Mississippi River Basin, In a joint Dec. 4 letter to state regulators, EPA water chief David Ross and USDA Undersecretary for Farm Production and Conservation Bill Northey say that addressing the problem will require federal...

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