Sewer Officials Say EPA Overreached With Watershed Regs

Law360, New York (September 19, 2012, 3:01 PM EDT) -- A Pennsylvania municipal sewer authority on Wednesday accused the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency of overstepping its power by needlessly placing costly restrictions on nutrient emissions into a local watershed.

The EPA concluded that the Goose Creek watershed in a Philadelphia suburb suffered from an excess of nutrients, including phosphorous, even though the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection never found such a problem, according to the federal lawsuit filed by West Goshen Sewer Authority. By enacting a total maximum daily load, or TMDL, for the watershed, the...
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