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What to look for on Smart Talk Thursday, June 12, 2014:
Two U.S. Supreme Court decisions seemed to create confusion over who has jurisdiction over the nation's waterways.
More than a decade after the first ruling, the federal Environmental Protection Agency has proposed new rules that officials say would clarify who oversees certain bodies of water, especially smaller streams that feed into rivers, lakes, and oceans.
One of the top ranking officials in the EPA -- Nancy Stoner -- the Acting Assistant Administrator for Water -- appears on Thursday's Smart Talk to explain.
The proposed new regulations are designed to pinpoint where the 1972 Clean Water Act applies.
Opponents, including those representing agriculture and business, have lined up to say the rule changes would give EPA more jurisdiction over waterways on private property and even ditches. The EPA denies the proposal would expand any federal powers.
Also on Thursday's program, Tom Wiggins, the star of the one man show Remarkable Radical: The Life and Times of Thaddeus Stevens appears. The show is scheduled for Thursday night at Millersville University's Ware Center in downtown Lancaster.
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