Bonners Ferry News:Congressman Simpson and the EPA Regulations

Posted on 07/22/13 in Uncategorized, 1 Comment

Simpson: Communities Need Flexibility from EPA Regs
Washington, D.C. – Idaho Congressman Mike Simpson has cosponsored H.R. 2707, the Clean Water Compliance and Ratepayer Affordability Act of 2013, which gives communities flexibility in dealing with Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) clean water regulations. This bill will direct the EPA to work with municipalities that are seeking to develop and implement integrated plans to meet their wastewater and storm water obligations.

“Currently the EPA too often takes a ‘one-size-fits-all’ approach to dealing with municipalities and their waste water systems,” said Simpson.

“Communities should have flexibility to meet federal clean water standards rather than being required to do so in a way that may be practically or economically unfeasible. Best practices for one community may differ than those of another.”

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One Comment

  1. Jason Waver says:
    Friday, August 23, 2013 at 9:41am

    This is so great! It’s amazing that we’re finally managing to make headway with this issue and that there is actual legislation that is starting to be enacted. Thanks so much for sharing!


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