Quoted: Early reaction to EPA’s CWA section 401 rule

June 2, 2020
EPA’s rule limiting the scope of state reviews of federally permitted projects’ water quality impacts is drawing praise from Republican elected officials and industry groups who say the regulation is necessary to prevent some states from abusing the process to block fossil fuel infrastructure projects. But environmental groups, Democrats and former EPA officials are calling the rule to revamp the Clean Water Act (CWA) section 401 process an assault on states’ authority. “This rule will help ensure certain states can...

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