Enviro Groups Can't Sink Chesapeake Bay Pollution Offsets

Law360, New York (December 13, 2013, 6:11 PM EST) -- A Washington federal judge on Friday rejected efforts by environmental advocates to scuttle pollution credit trading and offset programs outlined in the Chesapeake Bay’s water pollution plan, saying the plaintiffs could not show that the programs caused an actual or imminent injury.

Plaintiffs Friends of the Earth and Food & Water Watch sued the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency in last October over its support for pollution credit trading and offset mechanisms included in the 2010 Chesapeake Bay total maximum daily load, or TMDL, a metric that...
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