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Wetlands Protection Rollback Will Have Significant Impact In The West

Clark County Wetlands Park is shown in front of Frenchman Mountain in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Ethan Miller/Getty Images)
Clark County Wetlands Park is shown in front of Frenchman Mountain in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

The Trump administration is axing more environmental regulations, specifically, federal protections for the nation’s waterways. The change will have a significant impact to more than half of wetlands across the country, but especially in the West.

Here & Now’s Peter O’Dowd speaks with Brett Hartl(@brett_hartl), government affairs director for the Center for Biological Diversity.

This article was originally published on WBUR.org.

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