Committee questions EPA's McCarthy on water rule

EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy faced some tough questions about the Clean Water Act.

EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy faced some tough questions during a House Science, Space and Technology Committee hearing about the agency’s draft rule to expand the jurisdiction of the Clean Water Act (CWA) and the alleged use of undisclosed data to justify the rule.

On Sept. 17, EPA sent a draft rule to the Office of Management & Budget seeking interagency review and approval. The proposed rule redefines “waters of the United States” under the CWA and cou

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