Rep. Lamar Smith, R-Texas, chairman of the House Committee on Science, Space and Technology, is opposed to a draft rule by the Environmental Protection Agency that he says would virtually put all U.S. waters under EPA control. "If the draft rule is approved, it would allow the EPA to regulate virtually every body of water in the United States, including private and public lakes, ponds and streams," Smith said. The panel has invited EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy to testify on Nov. 14 and answer questions on the agency's "ever-expanding regulatory agenda," Smith said.

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