Sens. Want EPA To Clarify Murky CWA Jurisdiction

Law360, Washington (October 2, 2013, 8:08 PM EDT) -- A group of six Republican senators Wednesday called on the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to make clear its jurisdictional authority under the Clean Water Act, urging it to publicly instruct staff not to follow a controversial 2011 draft guidance it had previously indicated would be withdrawn.

According to the senators, all of whom are members of the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee, a draft EPA rule submitted for Office of Management and Budget review last month had resulted in regulatory ambiguity, despite being meant to clarify which...
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