Senate bill offers fix for water rule

Senate bill offers fix for water rule

Bill requires EPA to work with stakeholders on re-proposal and legislatively addresses waters not considered navigable.

LACK of state and stakeholder input was a common complaint with the Environmental Protection Agency's proposed waters of the U.S. rule.

A new bipartisan bill in the Senate would require EPA to withdraw the water rule, which is currently in its final stages, and instead refocus its efforts on protecting navigable waters.

Beginning in 2007, legislative attempts were made to take the term "navigable water" from the Clean Water

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