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EPA Targets California Water Standards In Election Bid But Faces Challenges

November 06, 2018
EPA is threatening to challenge California's plan to set new water quality standards for parts of the state's Bay-Delta, an effort that appears aimed in part at bolstering the re-election of a vulnerable GOP lawmaker, but environmentalists say the agency is unlikely to follow through because it would set a precedent that would increase the universe of state standards subject to review. In addition, any effort by the agency to preempt California's actions would face a legal test because the...

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