Homebuilders Sue EPA Over Chesapeake Bay Standards

Law360, New York (June 28, 2011, 1:31 PM EDT) -- The National Association of Home Builders sued the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on Monday in Pennsylvania, accusing regulators of violating the Clean Water Act while deciding the maximum amount of nitrogen, phosphorus and sediment allowable in the Chesapeake Bay.

The NAHB, which represents 160,000 home building industry members, claims the Chesapeake Bay total daily maximum load finalized by the EPA on Dec. 29 will make it more difficult for homebuilders to obtain discharge permits for residential and light commercial construction.

According to the complaint, the EPA...
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