EPA Looks Beyond CWA In Developing Advice To Protect Coastal Wetlands

June 22, 2022
EPA and other federal agencies are urging a range of federal, state and other officials to step up their efforts to protect and restore coastal wetlands from development, crafting advice based on a series of pilot studies that used a broader definition of wetlands than the current regulatory definition under the Clean Water Act (CWA). While the federal Interagency Coastal Wetlands Workgroup (ICWWG) did not explicitly recommend providing additional protections for wetlands that meet the broader Cowardin definition of wetlands...

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