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EPA Plan to Delay Obama Water Rule Clears White House

Jan. 31, 2018, 4:29 PM

The White House speedily completed its review of a regulation to push back to 2020 an Obama-era rule that expansively defined the reach of the Clean Water Act.

The Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers sent the rule to the White House Office of Management and Budget for an interagency review on Jan. 25, and the review was completed Jan. 30. The rule was proposed in November.

Issuing this rule took on urgency for the Trump administration after a Jan. 22 U.S. Supreme Court ruling struck down the nationwide ban on...

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