El Dorado Sues EPA To Force Revised Ark. Water Regs

Law360, Washington (October 7, 2011, 6:26 PM EDT) -- El Dorado Chemical Co. Inc. hit the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency with a lawsuit in Arkansas federal court Friday alleging the agency's rejection of certain revisions to Arkansas water quality standards was arbitrary and capricious.

In August, the EPA shot down the Arkansas Pollution Control and Ecology Commission's proposed revisions — requested by El Dorado regarding two specific sites of pollution discharge — to one of its regulations. The regulation sets out the water quality standards for the state, which were originally established and approved by...
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