House Panel Battles Over CWA Measures For Any Permit Reform Deal

May 17, 2023
Lawmakers on a key House panel are at odds over possible Clean Water Act (CWA) measures that could be included in any permit reform deal with the White House, as Republicans sought to ease a range of discharge and dredge-and-fill permit programs while Democrats advocated for more-targeted changes, such as extending permit terms from five to 10 years. Following a May 16 hearing examining options for reforming the law, Republican leaders of the House Transportation & Infrastructure Committee’s water and...

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