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EPA to Repeal Obama-Era Clean Water Regulation

The Environment Protection Agency on Thursday finalized a repal of an Obama-era clean water regulation that limits the use of polluting chemicals near bodies of water, streams, and wetlands.

The EPA will replace the Waters of the United States regulation with a new rule that cover fewer waterways than the current one and weaken existing protections.

Since the WOTUS was established in 2015, businesses have opposed the rule saying it was overly broad.

The clean water rollback will be apart of a series of actions taken by the Trump Administration to weaken Environmental regulations surrounding emissions from cars, power plants, and oil drilling rigs.

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