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Maine Says EPA Tribal Water Rulings Should Be Thrown Out

Law360 (September 14, 2018, 5:30 PM EDT) -- Maine on Friday asked a federal judge to grant the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s request that decisions disapproving certain quality standards for waters near tribal lands be remanded, but also asked the decisions be vacated, a move the EPA opposes.

The EPA has asked U.S. District Judge Jon Levy to remand — without vacatur — decisions against some Maine Clean Water Act standards for waters near tribal reservations and trust lands that heightened tribal water quality standards. Maine said those decisions treated tribal members and water differently from the...
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