New Mexico moves to gain CWA permit powers

February 1, 2023
New Mexico, one of the few states without delegated permitting authority under the Clean Water Act (CWA) is preparing to formally ask EPA to provide it with the authority to regulate its own surface waters due to concern stemming from the uncertainty over the scope of federal protections. According to a recent report in the Santa Fe New Mexican , state leaders are seeking to ensure that New Mexico can fully protect its waters rather than being subject to...

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