EPA Science Report Signals Start of Wetlands Battle

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Science  03 Jan 2014:
Vol. 343, Issue 6166, pp. 15
DOI: 10.1126/science.343.6166.15

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A recent report by Environmental Protection Agency scientists makes the case that small, short-lived, or isolated water bodies deserve protections under the Clean Water Act. The report, which was given an informal thumbs-up by a science advisory panel, informs a contentious draft rule opposed by industry, development, and agricultural groups.