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Measure targets pipelines and other infrastructure; attempts to rein in states that have cited the law to block projects

The changes implement a proposal the agency made in August.

It sets a one-year deadline for states that have permitting authority under the Clean Water Act to take final action on a permit request. It also narrows the scope states have for rejecting permits, limiting it to only water-quality issues, EPA officials said.

 

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TimPuko California's AGBecerra calling this move 'just the latest assault on the Clean Water Act and... state resources', adds: 'We won't stand idly by as they rip away our authority under the law to preserve water quality'

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