Minn. Court Finds Phosphorus Wastewater Rule Valid

Law360, New York (May 14, 2009, 12:00 AM EDT) -- A Minnesota appeals court has tossed a challenge from almost 80 municipalities, upholding a state rule limiting the amount of phosphorus wastewater that treatment plants can dump into the state's lakes and reservoirs.

A three-judge panel deemed the phosphorus rule valid on Tuesday in the Minnesota Court of Appeals, deciding the state's pollution agency had not overstepped its authority when it broadened the scope of water pollution regulations.

In a declaratory judgment bid, the Coalition of Greater Minnesota Cities argued that the rule granted the agency...
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