EPA Violated CWA With Idaho Waterways Plan: Enviros

Law360, New York (February 16, 2012, 1:34 PM EST) -- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency violated the Clean Water Act when it approved an Idaho river, stream and lake anti-degradation program that values use over quality, according to a lawsuit filed Tuesday by an environmental group.

The Idaho Department of Environmental Quality’s surface water anti-degradation plan runs afoul of the Clean Water Act by requiring a special review when a pollutant would affect “existing or designated uses,” such as fishing or swimming, the Greater Yellowstone Coalition says in a complaint filed in Idaho federal court....
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Case Information

Case Title

Greater Yellowstone Coalition v. US Environmental Protection Agency

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Nature of Suit

Environmental Matters


B. Lynn Winmill

Date Filed

February 13, 2012

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