Duane Desiderio

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Clean Water Act Broadening Clean Water Act Broadening

Proposed legislation that would broaden the authority of the Clean Water Act is a leap in the wrong direction, the NAHB told the U.S. Senate Committee on Environmental and Public Works on Dec. 13. The NAHB has long supported the goals of the Clean Water Act, which is called into play when homes are built near rivers or wetlands and when builders take steps to avoid stormwater runoff from construction sites. But broadening the scope of the act to include all waters within its regulatory reach loads on more regulation without a corresponding environmental benefit, Duane Desiderio, NAHB staff vice president of litigation, told Senate leaders during the hearings. More

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