LETTER: WGA-led coalition urges Congress to reject efforts diminishing states’ ability to manage water quality under Section 401 of Clean Water Act


The Western Governors’ Association and nine other leading associations of state officials urge Congressional leadership to reject current legislative and administrative efforts to diminish states’ authority to manage water quality within their boundaries under Section 401 of the federal Clean Water Act (CWA). The August 9, 2018 letter to House Speaker Rep. Paul Ryan and Minority Leader Rep. Nancy Pelosi, Senate Majority Leader Sen. Mitch McConnell and Minority Leader Sen. Charles Schumer asserts “To implement the CWA, Congress purposefully designated states as co-regulators under a system of cooperative federalism that recognizes state authority.” Read, download the letter.

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