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Washington Decries EPA Plan To Reverse Toxics Water Quality Rule

April 10, 2019
Washington state officials are decrying the Trump administration's plan to reverse an Obama-era rule for the state that set stringent water quality limits for nearly 200 pollutants to protect high levels of fish consumption among Native American communities, saying EPA failed to consult with the state and tribes before announcing the change. “I’m shocked EPA did not engage with Washington before moving to change the clean water rule. This is a blatant violation of the principles of cooperative federalism and...

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