Pollution Suit Over La. Sewer Plants Barred: EPA

Law360, New York (March 31, 2010, 4:21 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is disputing the standing of a local environmental group to sue the city and parish of Baton Rouge, La., over alleged Clean Water Act violations at three sewer treatment plants, arguing that the claims are barred under a previous consent decree.

EPA Region 6 water enforcement officer Scott McDonald told plaintiffs at the Louisiana Environmental Action Network in a March 25 letter that their suit in the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Louisiana is barred under Section 505(b)(1)(B)...
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