Republican senators caution EPA against overreach with pesticide NPDES permit
Monday July 26 2010
Seven Republican members of the Senate Environment and Public Works (EPW) Committee sent a letter July 22 to EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson expressing their opposition to the 6th Circuit's ruling subjecting certain pesticide applications to the Clean Water Act's permitting requirements and advising EPA to stick to the specific issues addressed in the case.
"As you review the comments submitted for the record, we request that you ensure the [Pesticide General Permit] address only the specific issues addressed in National Cotton Council, et al. v. EPA and not attempt to cover any additional activities," the senators, led by ranking EPW member James Inhofe (R-Okla.), write.
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