EPA Scolded For Exempting Salmon Farms From Rule

Law360, New York (April 30, 2010, 2:54 PM EDT) -- A federal judge has thrashed a decision by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the National Marine Fisheries Service exempting Puget Sound salmon farms from certain water-quality standards, saying the federal agencies ignored two of their own scientific studies in reaching the decision.

In granting a motion for summary judgment by plaintiff Wild Fish Conservancy on Wednesday, Judge John C. Coughenour of the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Washington ordered the EPA to reconsider whether a formal review is required to approve the...
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