EPA drafting rule to curb its veto power

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is crafting a regulation dramatically curtailing the agency’s ability to retroactively veto water permission permits.

The agency “is planning to submit a proposed rule nixing pre-emptive and retroactive vetoes to the White House for review by the end of December,” sources told E&E News. The Army Corps of Engineers is responsible for filling in waterways and wetlands under the Clean Water Act, but Section 404(c) of the law grants EPA the ability to veto permits.

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