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Mica introduces act dubbed a ‘Dirty Water Bill’ by conservation advocate

Rep. Jon Mica, R-Winter Park, has introduced the Clean Water for Cooperative Federalism Act of 2011 (.pdf), a bill that aims to amend the Federal Water Pollution Control Act to preserve the authority of each State to make determinations relating to the State’s water quality standards, and for other purposes. In other words, Mica's bill would rewrite the Clean Water Act — removing the EPA's authority to object to state-approved permits and revise state water quality standards.