EPA Had Right To OK Iowa Clean Water List: 8th Circ.

Law360, New York (September 14, 2009, 5:50 PM EDT) -- A federal appeals court has affirmed a victory for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency in a suit brought by the Sierra Club accusing the agency of violating the Clean Water Act by improperly approving a list of substandard-quality bodies of water in Iowa that omitted dozens that failed to meet cleanliness rules.

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit ruled Thursday that the EPA did not violate the Administrative Procedure Act in approving the state of Iowa's 303(d) list of water bodies below established...
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