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Developers, not farmers, get biggest hit from wetlands rule

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WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump often points to farmers as among the biggest winners from the administration's proposed rollback of federal protections for wetlands and waterways across the country. But under longstanding federal law and rules, farmers and farmland already are exempt from most of the regulatory hurdles on ...
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A Trump administration move said to benefit farmers could instead be a boon for developers

6 monthes ago   |   By

It's developers, not farmers, who may see the biggest regulatory and financial relief from the Trump administration's rollback of wetlands rules. Farmers and farmland are already exempt from many wetlands regulations that the Trump administration wants to overturn. Instead, its real estate developers who take out more permits than farmers for projects related to wetlands, streams and creeks, according to the Associated Press. A financial analysis the administration released last month shows that out of...
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