Idaho Enviro Sues EPA Over Water Protections

Law360, New York (April 20, 2010, 12:45 PM EDT) -- Citing decades of regulatory lapses, the Idaho Conservation League has sued the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency in an effort to force the agency to uphold water quality standards and prevent further pollution of the state's rivers and lakes.

The complaint, filed Monday in the U.S. District Court for the District of Idaho, alleges the EPA has not fulfilled its obligations under the Clean Water Act and failed to fill a regulatory void by providing Idaho’s instream waters with mandatory protections against widespread pollution.

Specifically, the EPA...
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