Report shows expanding EPA reach

A draft report from the federal Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is setting the stage for the agency to expand its regulatory reach and erase the word "navigable" from the Clean Water Act (CWA).

The EPA has indicated that the report, "Connectivity of Streams and Wetlands to Downstream Waters," will be used to provide the scientific basis for determining — and ultimately stretching beyond well-established legal boundaries — EPA’s jurisdiction under the...

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