EPA Acted Irresponsibly On Anacostia Pollution: Judge

Law360, Washington (July 25, 2011, 4:31 PM EDT) -- A Washington federal judge on Monday granted summary judgment to two environmental groups challenging the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s approval of a pollution control plan for the Anacostia River, finding that the agency acted arbitrarily and capriciously.

The EPA violated the Administrative Procedures Act and the Clean Water Act by approving total maximum daily loads of sediment and total suspended solids that ignored the effects of those elements on recreational and aesthetic uses of the Anacostia River, Chief Judge Royce C. Lamberth ruled, as Anacostia Riverkeeper...
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