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EPA pushes upstream

Obama rolls out clean water rule; miners, conservative lawmakers voice concern

Citing a need to ensure clean drinking water, the Obama administration May 27 unveiled new rules that broadens what is considered the Waters of the United States and, thereby, pushing the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's Clean Water Act authority further upstream.

President Barack Obama said the new measures - which add wetlands and small tributaries to the navigable waters protected under t...


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