Barrasso Touts Need For CWA 401 Changes But Lacks Timeline For Bill

November 19, 2019
Senate environment committee Chairman John Barrasso (R-WY) is continuing to tout the need to reform the Clean Water Act (CWA) section 401 certification process, holding a second hearing in as many years on the issue, but has yet to plan a markup of his bill to narrow the scope of impacts to water quality from federal permits states may consider. As such, Barrasso’s comments suggest he and other GOP officials are leaving it to the Trump administration to advance a...

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