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Indiana Proposes Dropping State Wetlands Protections

According to this report, the Indiana legislature proposes to strip away state wetlands protection laws in favor of the relaxed new federal standard under the 2020 WOTUS rule. The rationale for doing so is that the state laws put Indiana at a competitive disadvantage with states that have weaker laws. The CWA was passed to combat this very problem of the race to the bottom. When you lower federal standards, expect the states to follow.


https://www.indianaenvironmentalreporter.org/posts/bill-eliminating-state-wetland-protections-passes-senate-environmental-committee



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