Move by federal agencies could broaden U.S. water jurisdiction

The federal Environmental Pro­tection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (COE) last week submitted a draft rule to the Office of Management and Budget that likely broadens the definition of streams and wetlands in the United States that are subject to regulations under the Clean Water Act (CWA).

As part of this rule-making effort, the EPA released a draft scientific report for public...

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