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EPA Not Required To Intervene In State Dispute: Judge

Law360, New York (December 4, 2007, 12:00 AM EST) -- A court ruled on Friday that the Clean Water Act does not compel the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to make the state of Pennsylvania withdraw a construction permit and modify its pollution elimination rules.

The court said such interventions are left to the agency's discretion.

Peter Talbot, an attorney for the Delaware County Safe Drinking Water Coalition, which filed the lawsuit, said the group is disappointed and plans to to appeal.

EPA spokesperson Andrew Ames said the agency is pleased with the decision.

The lawsuit, filed...
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