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Science and Environment

Farmers Say New EPA Water Proposals Unfairly Target Them

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Most people agree clean rivers and streams are vital to our health. The divide comes when the conversation turns to who should make sure those waterways are kept clean, who should regulate them and whether they should be regulated at all.

Later this month, the Environmental Protection Agency plans to implement a new set of rules that expands its reach -- allowing it to regulate not only major rivers, but also the tributaries that flow into them.

As Indiana Public Broadcasting’s Gretchen Frazee reports, farmers say they’d be unfairly harmed by the new laws.

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