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BUSINESS BEAT : Growers buoyed as clean water rule faces rollback

To hear John Duarte tell it, farmers knew the cavalry was coming to their rescue on election night. It's one reason that agricultural areas voted heavily for Donald Trump.

On Tuesday, Trump ordered his new head of the Environmental Protection Agency, Scott Pruitt, to scale back the agency's interpretation of the Clean Water Act.

The 1972 law is widely credited for reversing the decline in drinking water quality nationwide by controlling pollution to navigable waters.

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