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

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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.
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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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Good! It's about time someone reviewed some of the draconian regulations implemented by the EPA during the Obama admin.
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Good! It's about time someone reviewed some of the draconian regulations implemented by the EPA during the Obama admin.
um I think water pollution was a big to do on the list in the 60s. passed some laws then and later. long before the black guy. but you hate who you want and love who you will. be you.
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I can see now why the administration tries to keep him at all cost; he's a gold mine for big polluters.

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

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I'm failing to see the horror. Would you care to clarify what is wrong with requiring a higher level examination of a water permit before it is blocked?
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um I think water pollution was a big to do on the list in the 60s. passed some laws then and later. long before the black guy. but you hate who you want and love who you will. be you.
You're right, it was a big thing in the 60's. But I have some news for you, it is now 2018 and there have been a lot of laws and regulations passed that have cleaned up the water supply in this country. That is a good thing.

However, under the Obama admin, the EPA began creating excessive regulations on anything having to do with water, declaring things like mud puddles protected under the clean water act. I think it is about time that someone stepped up and reviewed these regulations and applied some common sense. That doesn't mean that I believe we should dismantle the EPA, just take a look to see if some of the regulations have gone too far.
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