US Water Protections Weakened By "Clean Water" Permitting Restrictions

4 Jun 2020 by Local Press Report
WASHINGTON DC

States have less say in issuing Clean Water Act permits under an EPA rule finalized Monday as the Trump administration and conservative lawmakers seek to speed energy projects. The rule limits the scope of environmental reviews that states conduct before issuing permits for projects such as pipelines and hydropower plants. It directs states to narrow their reviews to water quality issues and creates a one-year deadline for states to make decisions.

Source: Roll Call

Source: Roll Call