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EPA poised to roll back what waterways are protected

Ben Bradford Dec 11, 2018
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The Trump administration is set to release a plan that would redefine which bodies of water are protected by the 1972 Clean Water Act.  BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images

EPA poised to roll back what waterways are protected

Ben Bradford Dec 11, 2018
The Trump administration is set to release a plan that would redefine which bodies of water are protected by the 1972 Clean Water Act.  BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images
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It may seem like a simple question, but what water is surface water? Today, the Environmental Protection Agency is set to release a plan that will replace an Obama-era definition. It’s important because it decides what waterways are federally-protected. Marketplace’s Ben Bradford reports on how this question has bedeviled multiple administrations.

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