White House pressured on waters of US rule

White House pressured on waters of US rule

Many critics say the EPA's Clean Water Act rule will not only hurt agriculture, but adversely affect job creation and energy independence.

The agriculture industry has been closely watching EPA with regard to actions associated with its proposed Clean Water Act (CWA) rule, which would define “waters of the U.S.” for permitting purposes. Many observers feel that the rule will greatly increase the number of water bodies that will fall under CWA jurisdiction.

The White House is beginning to hear from other sectors of the economy, including the energy and transportation industries, which are cautioning that if th

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