EPA Still Plans Final WOTUS
Jerry Hagstrom DTN Political Correspondent
Tue Dec 16, 2014 05:11 PM CST

FAIRFAX, Va. (DTN) -- Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Gina McCarthy said Tuesday that congressional restrictions on EPA's activities in the omnibus appropriations bill will not prevent EPA from enforcing the law.

McCarthy still plans to finalize the Waters of the United States revision in the Clean Water Act in 2015.

Speaking of the provision to stop implementation of the Interpretive Rule on agricultural exemptions accompanying Waters of the U.S. proposal and other environmental policy riders in the omnibus, McCarthy said, "I am not unhappy with what went through the legislature."

Farmers had already registered their displeasure with the Interpretive Rule, ...

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