LETTER: WGA-led coalition shares ‘concerns’ with EPA over proposed rule on Water Quality Certification

The Western Governors’ Association and 11 other leading organizations of national and state officials express "numerous concerns" about the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) proposed rule, "Updating Regulations on Water Quality Certification." The concerns in the Oct. 16, 2019 outreach focus on the "substantial effects the proposed rule would have on states’ authority and autonomy to manage and protect water resources and to implement Clean Water Act (CWA) Section 401." Organizations co-signing the letter to EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler include (among others) the National Council of State Legislatures, National Association of Counties, National League of Cities, Council of State Government, Western States Water Council and Western Interstate Region of NACo. Read, download the letter

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