Democrats Urge CWA 404 Permit ‘Safeguards’ To Target ‘Deceptive Practices’

November 21, 2022
Top Democrats on the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee are calling on EPA and the Army Corps of Engineers to craft new “regulatory safeguards” for Clean Water Act (CWA) section 404 permits that would combat “deceptive practices” by applicants, following the decade-long battle over the planned Pebble Mine in Bristol Bay, AK. Rep. Peter DeFazio (D-OR), chair of the committee, and Rep. Grace Napolitano, chair of its subcommittee on water resources and environment, wrote to the agencies on Nov. 15...

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