CWA Changes Could Bolster EPA Runoff Control But Legislation Unlikely

February 11, 2021
Amending the Clean Water Act (CWA) to give EPA more control over nonpoint source pollution could help close gaps in pollution control that would help to better protect drinking water supplies, but getting such legislation through Congress is almost impossible, according to two law professors with long-time ties to EPA. Congress “has to deal with nonpoint sources in a meaningful way. But the politics of that are really difficult. I’m not holding out hope,” Jonathan Cannon, a professor at the...

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