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Sunday, January 24, 2016

President Obama Vetoes Attempt to Repeal EPA's Clean Water Rule

From Farm and Dairy:
Another round of congressional discontent over the U.S. EPA’s Clean Water Rule, better known as the Waters of the United States — was met with a presidential veto Jan. 19. 
A joint resolution of both the House and Senate would have provided congressional disapproval and caused the rule to “have no force or effect.” The resolution, S.J. Res. 22, was approved in the House by a vote of 253-166, and in the Senate by a vote of 53-44. 
The Clean Water Rule is an effort by the EPA, and the Army Corps of Engineers, to clarify and define its jurisdiction over certain streams, wetlands and tributaries. But it became a point of contention for farmers and some lawmakers, who feared the rule would be expanded to include roadside ditches, grass waterways on farms, and streams that only flow occasionally.
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