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Mining groups urge against CWA, SMCRA overlap in EPA rule

November 01, 2017
Mining industry groups are urging EPA and the Army Corps of Engineers to avoid potential overlaps between the Clean Water Act (CWA) and Surface Mining Control and Reclamation Act (SMCRA) when it crafts a revised rule on which waters are subject to the law to replace the Obama-era CWA jurisdiction policy. During an Oct. 31 outreach call to get input from the mining sector on the pending CWA jurisdiction rule, speakers warned against “dual regulation” where the same water pollution...

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