Group Sues EPA Over Ocean Acidification Threat

Law360, New York (May 14, 2009, 12:00 AM EDT) -- A conservation group has taken a new tack in the drive to regulate greenhouse gas emissions, suing the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for failing to protect Washington state's ocean waters from the threat of ocean acidification.

In a complaint filed Thursday, the Center for Biological Diversity alleged that Washington's oceans failed to meet water quality standards, but that the EPA arbitrarily and unlawfully approved the state's incomplete list of impaired waters.

Seawater becomes more acidic when it absorbs carbon dioxide emitted from power plants and other...
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