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Trump signs bill preserving EPA control of ballast water

December 05, 2018
President Donald Trump has signed into law Coast Guard authorization legislation that preserves EPA's authority to set ballast water discharge standards under the Clean Water Act (CWA) while limiting most state efforts to set stricter limits, drawing praise from industry and mixed reactions from states and environmentalists. Trump's Dec. 4 signature follows Senate passage Nov. 14 and a unanimous House vote Nov. 27 of compromise legislation that ended years of debate over how to provide industry with uniform national regulation...


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