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Obama proposal would resurrect policy that industry blocked under Bush

In 2006, developers, mining companies and agribusinesses convinced the George W. Bush administration to scale back a proposal that would have widened federal protections for wetlands and waterways in the wake of a muddled Supreme Court ruling on Clean Water Act enforcement. But just before the release of the regulatory guidance, an industry attorney who had snared a leaked copy objected in emails to the White House.

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