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No Rushing Waters of the U.S.
Chris Clayton DTN Ag Policy Editor
Thu Feb 20, 2014 01:01 PM CST

OMAHA (DTN) -- A top administrator for the Environmental Protection Agency sought to allay concern over agricultural exemptions in the Clean Water Act that could be affected by an upcoming proposed rule spelling out what "waters of the U.S." means in the Clean Water Act.

EPA and the Army Corps of Engineers have been working on the proposed revision that is expected to become public soon. Farm groups are among those concerned about the breadth of the proposal because more bodies of water could be considered as falling under federal regulations. Dried creek beds that only flow in the heaviest ...

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