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Corps Eases Wetlands Mitigation Credit System, Raising Enforcement Fears

February 27, 2019
The Trump administration has finalized guidance that will allow wetlands mitigation banks to receive the majority of their compensatory mitigation credits without proving that projects meet ecological performance standards detailed in a rule issued by EPA and the Army Corps of Engineers, a change that one expert says upends the rule's enforcement mechanisms. The new guidance , “Mitigation Bank Credit Release Schedules and Equivalency in Mitigation Bank and In-Lieu Fee Program Service Areas,” quietly released on the Corps' website late...

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