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Obama Vetoes Measure Blocking EPA’s New Rule on Waterways

Barack Obama

Posted on January 20, 2016

By The Washington Times

President Obama vetoed legislation Tuesday that would have blocked the administration’s new regulation establishing federal authority over small waterways such as wetlands and ponds, a rule criticized by Republican lawmakers as a “power grab” by the EPA.

In a message to Congress, Mr. Obama said the new rule “is critical to our efforts to protect the nation’s waters and keep them clean.”


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