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EPA Challenged on Limiting State Veto Power Under Water Act (3)

July 13, 2020, 6:51 PMUpdated: July 14, 2020, 6:13 PM

The EPA is facing two separate challenges from environmental groups over its water rule that narrows the ability of states to veto energy infrastructure projects such as oil and gas pipelines if they adversely affect water quality.

An American Rivers-led coalition filed its complaint in U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California, while Delaware Riverkeeper is asking the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania for relief.

At issue in both complaints is an Environmental Protection Agency rule (RIN: 2040-AF86), released June 1 and published Monday, which narrows the scope of state reviews of ...

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