Enviros Sue EPA Over Spokane River Pollution Limits

Law360, New York (October 24, 2011, 5:44 PM EDT) -- The Sierra Club and the Center for Environmental Law and Policy sued the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency in Washington state Friday for allegedly failing to approve a water quality cleanup plan to address toxic chemicals in the Spokane River.

Under the Clean Water Act, states are required to establish a more stringent pollution limit called total maximum daily loads for waters where technology-based controls cannot be used to limit the discharge of pollutants, according to the complaint.

Although the CWA mandates that the EPA must vet...
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Case Information

Case Title

Sierra Club et al v. McLerran et al

Case Number



Washington Western

Nature of Suit

Environmental Matters


Barbara J. Rothstein

Date Filed

October 21, 2011


Government Agencies

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