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Senators seek to limit EPA veto

Sens. David Vitter (R-LA) and Joe Manchin (D-WV) Jan. 7 re-introduced legislation aimed at prohibiting the Environmental Protection Agency from pre-emptively or retroactively vetoing a permit under Section 404 of the Clean Water Act. The re-introduced legislation, "Regulatory Fairness Act of 2015", has been designated S.54. The EPA previously used CWA Section 404 authority to revoke permits issued...


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