River Group Sues EPA Over NJ Storm Water Enforcement

Law360, New York (July 28, 2011, 4:20 PM EDT) -- An advocacy group sued the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency in New Jersey federal court on Wednesday, accusing it of violating the Clean Water Act by failing to force the state to better regulate its stormwater runoff into the Delaware River.

The Delaware Riverkeeper Network claims the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection has inadequately regulated municipal storm water runoff. The DEP has allowed cities and towns to self-regulate their stormwater with little meaningful oversight, the complaint alleges.

Several of those municipalities have been extremely lax about...
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