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Default Pruitt seeks to limit EPA's authority to block water pollution permits

I can see now why the administration tries to keep him at all cost; he's a gold mine for big polluters.

http://thehill.com/policy/energy-env...lution-permits

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In an agency memo released Wednesday, Pruitt formally asked the EPA’s water office to propose a regulation under which officials wouldn’t be able to block a permit before it had been applied for or after the Army Corps of Engineers has issued the permit.
Sounds OK right? Read on:

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EPA staff in regional offices would have to get approval from headquarters before trying to block a water permit, and officials would have to provide a period for public comment before blocking permits.

The regulation would likely be the most significant change to how the EPA enforces the Clean Water Act’s restrictions on dredging or filling waterways in four decades.

Pruitt said the actions would increase regulatory certainty while still maintaining protections for clean water.
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