Green Groups Demand EPA Do More On Algae Dead Zones

Law360, New York (March 15, 2012, 5:24 PM EDT) -- Eleven environmental groups sued the U.S. Environmental Protection in Louisiana and New York on Tuesday as part of a fight to curb a type of pollution that leads to massive algae buildups in so-called dead zones that choke marine life.

Their suit in Louisiana federal court challenges the EPA's denial of a 2008 petition asking the agency to establish quantifiable standards and cleanup plans for the dead zone that forms in the Gulf of Mexico in the summer. The complaint in New York federal court alleges...
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