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Why Idaho Wants To Regulate Pollution And Permits For Lakes And Rivers

If you’re a city manager looking to renew your town’s sewer treatment plant permit, you’re going to have to wait a while to get a new one. The EPA administers permits for the state under the Clean Water Act.

According to Justin Hayes with the Idaho Conservation League, the backlog of permits is a problem. Right now there are dozens of expired permits operating in Idaho.

“This is not a priority for the EPA," says Hayes, "and as a result of that, these sorts of...

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