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EAB Weighs Limits On EPA Power To Soften Obama-Era Nutrient Permits

November 10, 2017
EPA's Environmental Appeals Board (EAB) is weighing a new case over the agency's bid to soften nutrient limits in a wastewater treatment plant's Clean Water Act (CWA) discharge permit, potentially testing the limits of the Trump administration's ability to loosen permits crafted by its predecessors despite the law's “anti-backsliding” provisions. The case, In re: City of Ruidoso Downs and Village of Ruidoso Wastewater Treatment Plant (WWTP) , involves a hunting range near the Arizona treatment plant that is asking EAB...

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