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States Press Senate For Continued CWA Authority Over Ship Discharges

January 09, 2018
State regulators are urging Senate leaders to maintain Clean Water Act (CWA) authority over ship discharges rather than shift control of discharge standards to the U.S. Coast Guard, raising federalism concerns that pending legislation that would make such a change would harm states' abilities to prevent water pollution and the spread of invasive species. States' renewed push to oppose efforts to remove CWA jurisdiction from discharges from large vessels comes as lawmakers are facing a Jan. 18 deadline to decide...

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