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Coalition of Environmental Groups Calls upon EPA to Disapprove the Transfer of Ohio's Clean Water Act permitting authority to the Ohio Department of Agriculture
by Jessica Werber
Dec 16, 2008
Environmental Integrity Project, along with 14 advocacy groups and Ohio citizens submitted comments on December 16, 2008, to US EPA opposing Ohio's proposed transfer of its Clean Water Act permitting program for large-scale livestock facilities. In effect, this transfer of authority would give the Department of Agriculture the power to regulate the industry that it seeks to promote. The consequences of EPA's decision could be widespread, affecting many states in the Midwest.