House Panel to Take Up Bill Retaining State Authority on Water
Washington--The House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee is expected to consider H.R. 2018, the Clean Water Cooperative Federalism Act of 2011, within the next two weeks. AFBF strongly supports this bill as it retains the state’s authority to determine water quality practices and prevents the Environmental Protection Agency from mandating new water quality regulations or expanding current regulations.
H.R. 2018 would restrict EPA from interfering with state water quality policies in a number of ways, including restricting EPA from rewriting state water quality standards that have already been approved by the agency and the state.