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Water Protection Obstacles
Todd Neeley DTN Staff Reporter
Fri May 10, 2013 01:22 PM CDT

OMAHA (DTN) -- Though many U.S. farmers and others in rural America believe the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has extended its regulatory reach on farms and object to a proposed expansion of the waters protected by the Clean Water Act, a new EPA-funded study said a combination of recent U.S. Supreme Court rulings and state laws are actually working to keep some waters unprotected.

An Environmental Law Institute (ELI)study released Thursday found more than two-thirds of all states still have laws that restrict state agencies from fully protecting their own water bodies.

Further, the study said U.S. Supreme Court decisions ...

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