Ocean Acidification Threat Sets Stage For Novel Water Regs
By Sean McLernon
Law360, New York (April 2, 2014, 8:13 PM EDT) -- A U.S. government report on ocean acidification lays out a plan for tackling the growing concern of chemical shifts in the world's largest bodies of water, and experts say the findings are building momentum for unprecedented regulations that could cover any industry contributing to urban and agricultural land runoffs.
The federal Interagency Working Group on Ocean Acidification is calling for additional research and monitoring to better understand the issue. Although the report shies away from any drastic policy proposals, it shines a spotlight on the issue...