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WOTUS rule blocked in new bill

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The US House of Representatives Appropriations Committee included language, or ‘rider’, in an annual spending bill that would block he Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA’s) controversial WOTUS rule. A House appropriations subpanel gave its blessing to the US$37.4 billion spending bill for energy and water programmes.

On 11 April the House Appropriations Committee released the fiscal 2017 Energy and Water spending measure, which also boosted the funding for the Army Corps of Engineers by US$100 million and contained an additional rider that would block any changes to the definition of fill material.

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