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Trump EPA repeals Obama-era water protections to boost industry

Credit: Reuters- Published on September 12, 2019
The Trump administration on Thursday announced repeal of an Obama-era regulation that had expanded pollution protections for waterways such as wetlands and shallow streams, but that farmers, miners and manufacturers decried as overreach.
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Published on September 12, 2019 -  00:32
Trump Repeals Obama Regulation Protecting Waterways
The Trump administration announced the repeal of an Obama-era regulation expanding pollution protections. The regulation protected waterways such as wetlands and shallow streams. According to Reuters, farmers, miners and manufacturers thought the regulation was an overreach. The repeal is another step in Trump’s effort to rock ball environmental regulations to boost industry. Environmental groups called the announcement “shameful and dangerous.”

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