Trump Slated To Order EPA To Limit States' Review Power Under CWA 401

April 9, 2019
Brushing aside concerns from governors and others, President Donald Trump is slated to issue an executive order April 10 that will order EPA to “review and update” its policies governing state reviews of federal projects under section 401 of the Clean Water Act (CWA), with a senior official indicating it will likely curtail states' current review powers. “Many states” implement section 401 faithfully. However, implementation “on occasion” has caused delays in permitting and development of energy infrastructure projects that would...

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