Democrats Seek To Boost 404 Permit Scrutiny Following Pebble Mine Review

November 3, 2022
House Democrats are urging EPA and the Army Corps of Engineers to bolster scrutiny of Clean Water Act (CWA) dredge-and-fill permit applications, measures that could complicate any new push to overhaul federal permitting either in the upcoming lame-duck session or in the new Congress when Republicans are expected to control at least one chamber. Reps. Peter DeFazio (D-OR), the chair of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, and Grace Napolitano (D-CA), who leads the panel’s water resources and environment subcommittee,...

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