Boeing Says EPA Right To Loosen Wash. Water Standards

Law360 (July 17, 2020, 8:55 PM EDT) -- The Boeing Co. on Friday told a Washington state federal judge that Obama-era water quality standards imposed by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency would have resulted in "impossible" costs, and that the EPA under President Donald Trump was correct to relax the limits.

Washington state is suing the EPA for its 2019 decision to allow increased levels of dozens of chemicals in the state's waterways, but Boeing says there is no reason to revert to standards the federal agency set in late 2016 under a different administration. Boeing said that the 2016 standards were too strict and that the new levels set...

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