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Todd Neeley DTN Staff Reporter
Tue Dec 10, 2013 01:56 PM CST

While the jury is out on whether a proposed Clean Water Act guidance rule will expand the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's reach onto U.S. farms and ranches, EPA's latest strategic plan released last month shows the agency plans to reduce enforcement in all programs and to reduce the amount of pollutants removed from U.S. waters in the next five years.

By 2018 the agency plans to reduce, treat, or eliminate an estimated 1.1 billion pounds, or about 220 million pounds per year, based on a cumulative five-year average "as a result of concluded enforcement actions." That compares to an annual ...

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