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New Article in Science Magazine Questions 2020 WOTUS Rule

The article below, "Distorting science, putting water at risk" by S. Mazeika Patricio Sullivan, Mark C. Rains, Amanda D. Rodewald, William W. Buzbee and Amy D. Rosemond, which just published in Science Magazine questions the science used by the EPA and the Corps in developing the 2020 WOTUS rule. This short, 3-page article succinctly summarizes the major scientific concepts and the findings of the Obama administration that were either short-changed or ignored in the promulgation of the 2020 Rule. (Yes, I'm biased on this topic. I was part of the internal peer review of the science report for EPA in connection with the 2015 rule.) The 2020 rule is now final, but this article from one of the leading science journals in the U.S. will likely be cited in the on-going litigation over the rule and it will give greater impetus to changes in the new administration, if we have one.

Here's a link to the article:

Science article on WOTUS 8.14.20
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