EPA rule would expand permitting under the Clean Water Act, including Aquatic Herbicide Work

A report from the Environmental Protection Agency has a battle  brewing across the country as organizations and agencies react to the potential  regulatory outcome of its finalization.

The preliminary draft report, titled “Connectivity of Streams and  Wetlands to Downstream Waters: A Review and Synthesis of the Scientific  Evidence” is currently under peer review “for comment on its technical accuracy  and policy implications,” according to the draft title page.

The policy implications have rankled some groups and delighted  others, due to the possibility that the report could provide the EPA with the  opportunity to expand the bodies of water that fall under the jurisdiction of  the Clean Water Act.

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