LETTER: Western Governors ask President Trump to reject changes to state authority in Section 401 of Clean Water Act


Western Governors urge President Trump to reject changes to agency rules, guidance, or policy that may diminish states’ authorities under Section 401 of the Clean Water Act. The Jan. 31, 2019 letter signed by WGA Chair Hawaii Gov. David Ige and WGA Vice Chair North Dakota Gov. Doug Burgum also requests that "any executive order (or corresponding federal action) aimed at improving or streamlining the state water quality certification program under CWA Section 401 should be informed by early, meaningful, substantive, and ongoing consultation with state officials." Read, download the letter.

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