Political and Legislative

Biden Administration Is Giving States More Authority to Block Pipeline Projects

The Biden administration is giving states and tribes more authority to block certain projects, like pipelines that run through their waters, on water quality grounds.

A new final rule from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) undoes the Trump administration’s efforts to limit states’ authority to block such projects.

Specifically, the new Biden rule allows a state or tribe to consider any aspect of the project with the potential to impact water quality as it weighs whether to approve or block a project.

Read the source article at The Hill

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