Inside EPA - 10/25/2019

States Slam EPA’s 401 Plan For ‘Unlawfully’ Curtailing States’ CWA Powers

October 22, 2019
State environmental regulators and attorneys general are blasting EPA’s proposed rule to limit how states review whether a federally permitted project will violate water quality standards for “unlawfully” seeking to curtail state authority, contrary to the Clean Water Act (CWA). Additionally, a coalition of groups representing state and local elected officials, led by the Western Governors Association (WGA), is raising “numerous concerns about the substantial effects the proposed rule would have on states’ authority and autonomy to manage and protect...

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