EPA Water Rule Faces Resistance
from States, Counties
The construction industry isn’t the only group fighting the federal government’s efforts to redefine the “waters of the U.S.” At a Senate hearing last week, local and state officials and business owners from across the country stated their opposition to a proposal that would essentially expand the definition of which bodies of water and land are regulated by the EPA’s Clean Water Act.
Critics claim the proposal is vague and confusing and –at last week’s hearing—claimed it amounts to federal interference without adequate consultation with states and localities.
PHCC has voiced strong concern about the proposal, which it believes which would require more permits and environmental reviews that could create delays, increase costs, and even kill projects. Click here for a press release about the March 24 Senate hearing, and click here for a sample county perspective.
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