Environment & Energy Report

New Drinking Water Proposals for Perchlorate Just Weeks Away

April 17, 2019, 3:04 PM

The EPA is likely weeks away from unveiling a proposal to regulate a new contaminant in drinking water for the first time since the George W. Bush administration.

The Environmental Protection Agency sent a proposal to the White House on April 16 that would set new standards on perchlorate in drinking water to the White House. White House review is typically the final step in the regulatory process before a proposal is publicly unveiled.

The Trump administration is under a court-ordered deadline to publicly release the standards for perchlorate before the end of next month. This deadline sprang...

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