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House Hears CWA Controversy
Todd Neeley DTN Staff Reporter
Thu Mar 27, 2014 03:37 PM CDT

OMAHA (DTN) -- A list of conservation and other farm practices that are exempt from the Clean Water Act are just the beginning, EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy told a House committee Thursday. The agency intends to work with the industry to identify more practices that improve water quality, she said.

On the downside, McCarthy said, because the practices are listed in a Clean Water Act interpretative rule, they could be subject to removal at some point. Not all ag practices are on the list, especially those that already require permits.

McCarthy made her remarks during the second of two Congressional ...

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