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Senators Clash On States’ Role Under Narrow CWA Jurisdiction Standard

June 12, 2019
Members of the Senate Environment & Public Works Committee (EPW) clashed over state and federal roles under the Clean Water Act (CWA) at a hearing on EPA’s proposed jurisdiction rule, with Republicans arguing a limited CWA standard will support robust local protections while Democrats countered that it would hamstring many states. During a June 12 hearing on CWA jurisdiction policies, covering both the Trump administration’s proposed rule and the Obama-era standard now targeted for replacement, GOP panel members and witnesses...

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