House backs business in ‘waters’ war with EPA

The Environmental Protection Agency would be required to withdraw a proposed regulation clarifying what bodies of waters are subject to the Clean Water Act under legislation passed by the House Tuesday.

That’s a victory for business groups that contend the EPA’s new definition of “waters of the United States” could include ditches, mudflats and other insignificant or temporary bodies of water, and give the government too much power over the use of private property.

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