Trump Administration Moves To Roll Back Clean Water Act Standards

Published: Wednesday, December 12, 2018 - 1:17pm
Updated: Friday, September 6, 2019 - 1:38pm
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On Tuesday, the Trump administration announced a major roll back of clean water regulations.

The new proposal would severely limit the federal government’s protection of some U.S. waterways — including lakes, streams and wetlands.

While this will drastically reduce the regulatory burden for landowners and developers, environmentalists say it will open up important waterways to pollution — and that could begin a ripple effect.

Washington Post reporter Steven Mufson has been covering the story and joined The Show to talk about it.

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