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Will EPA water grab tip US back into recession?

Quietly last month -- in the midst of Ukraine, the search for flight MH 370, David Letterman’s retirement and the final hours of March Madness -- Washington witnessed a ruling that will affect all of our lives:  the redefinition of water under the Clean Water Act.The redefinition – formally a Proposed Rule issued by the EPA -- is momentous not because water is the essence of life (according to Google, it is), but because of the profound consequences for America’s economic growth, or lack thereof, as a result of the new rule.As is so often the case with government powers, large matters turn on small shadings of meaning in phrases written decades ago by legislators long since gone.  Consider the bureaucratic meaning of the term “waters of the United States,” which is the rubric under which the U.S. federal government establishes jurisdiction under the Clean Water Act.  For more than 40 years, the issue of what waters fell under federal scrutiny turned on whether they were “navigable” or ...

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  2. Watchdog: EPA inflating success of wetlands programs

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