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EPA Approval Of Missouri Nutrient Criteria Expected To Inform State Rules

February 06, 2019
The Trump administration has approved Missouri's novel framework for limiting nutrient pollution in lakes and reservoirs, a reversal from the Obama EPA's opposition to the approach, which industry and environmentalists expect will inform other states' standards, and favors assessing the pollutants' effect on waters rather than simply setting limits. EPA Region 7 Administrator Jim Gulliford approves the numeric criteria for Missouri lakes in a recent letter and decision document sent to Missouri Department of Natural Resources' (MDNR) Director Carol Comer...

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