Biden EPA Rescinds Trump-Era Guidance On Groundwater Permitting

September 16, 2021
The Biden administration is rescinding a Trump-era guidance interpreting a landmark Supreme Court decision that outlined when pollutants that travel through groundwater to surface water require a Clean Water Act (CWA) permit, finding the guidance is inconsistent with both the water law and the high court’s ruling. “Although the guidance stated that it lacked the force and effect of law, the Office of Water is rescinding the guidance for two primary reasons,” EPA water chief Radhika Fox writes in a...

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