FARM BUSINESS NEWS
Clean Water Rule Announced
Todd Neeley DTN Staff Reporter
Tue Mar 25, 2014 02:24 PM CDT

OMAHA (DTN) -- Though U.S. agriculture groups have feared an expected expansion of the Clean Water Act for nearly three years, some 53 conservation practices would for the first time be exempt and previous agriculture exemptions from the law would stay in place in a newly proposed rule announced Tuesday by EPA.

EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy told reporters that critics of the proposal may be pleasantly surprised by what they find in the rule, which will trigger a 90-day comment period once published in the Federal Register in the next few weeks. McCarthy said she believes the new rule will ...

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