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How a new EPA rule could impact North Carolina's drinking water

On Jan. 23, the EPA enacted the Navigable Waters Protection Rule (NWPR), which re-defined what constitutes the waters of the United States.  Co-owner of Red Tail Grains LLC Daniel Cowan said he is not enthusiastic about the regulations.  “Ultimately, I think regulations are generally there to protect the farmer. Especially if we’re talking about common resources,” Cowan said. “If there’s no regulation, then any fisherman can fish as much as they want, but if you have regulations, then it protects all of the fishermen.”

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