Pa. Town Sues EPA Over Stream Pollution Restrictions

Law360, Philadelphia (November 21, 2012, 4:22 PM EST) -- A southeastern Pennsylvania town on Wednesday sued the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency in federal court, claiming an agency limit for pollutants in the Indian Creek Watershed would not improve the creek’s water quality and would be a financial burden.

The Telford Borough Authority is targeting total maximum daily load, or TMDL, restrictions on phosphorous in the watershed.

“The Indian Creek TMDL inexplicably attempts to regulate a pollutant that is not impairing Indian Creek,” the borough said in the complaint. “Stated differently, regulating nutrients (phosphorus) in Indian...
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