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Clean Water Act Settlement

California wheat farmer John Duarte has agreed to pay $330,000 in fines and to undertake mitigation on his farm for alleged Clean Water Act violations, according to a consent decree filed in a federal court in California on Tuesday.

 

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Representatives Call for Review of Clean Water Act Case against Duarte Nursery

House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte (R-VA) and House Agriculture Committee Chairman K. Michael Conaway (R-TX) sent a letter to U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions calling for a review of the legal theory underlying the Department of Justice’s decision to prosecute a California court case alleging violations under the Clean Water Act.[…]

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