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EPA Signals Reconsideration Of NPDES Decision Amid New State Discretion

September 08, 2017
EPA is suggesting it may be willing to reconsider previously rejected petitions from environmentalists seeking to withdraw Alabama's delegated authority to issue Clean Water Act (CWA) discharge permits even as agency officials are pledging to provide states with new discretion in how they implement federally delegated programs. A coalition of environmental groups, led by Cahaba Riverkeeper, earlier this week filed their opening brief in a case that asks a federal appeals court to set aside EPA's denial of petitions seeking...

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