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Rep. Steve Daines Confronts EPA Over Great Falls Water System

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Representative Steve Daines wants answers-- regarding the EPA's refusal to work with the city to ensure Great Falls' wastewater system is up to par with EPA regulations.

After being contacted by the city of Great Falls, Daines expressed his concerns to EPA administrator Gina McCarthy -- after the city of Great Falls' request for assistance with its wastewater system was "rejected" because the agency personnel had other priorities.

Rather than working cooperatively with the city, the EPA treated the city's inquiry as a "self-incrimination" act that led to a notice of a clean water act violation.

The EPA's heavy-handed approach to enforcement against the city of Great Falls has since resulted in the city's decision to enter into a consent decree with the agency as the only way to avoid a threatened enforcement action in the U.S. District Court.

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