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Clean Water Rewrite

Aug 12, 2019

EPA Plans to Rewrite Clean Water Act Rules to Fast-Track Pipelines:  “The Trump administration is proposing changes to federal regulations that could fast-track the approval of natural gas pipelines and other energy infrastructure. Environmental advocates say the move will weaken the ability of states and tribes to protect their waters.  The proposed changes to Clean Water Act permitting rules, announced Friday by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, would limit the amount of time states and tribes can take to review new project proposals to a “reasonable period” of no more than one year, with the definition of “reasonable period” left to federal agencies to determine and the clock starting from the initial request for a permit, with no pauses or restarts. … ”  Read more from Inside Climate News here: EPA Plans to Rewrite Clean Water Act Rules to Fast-Track Pipelines