EPA Strikes Down Pollution Exception In Idaho Water Plan

Law360, New York (July 26, 2013, 4:55 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on Tuesday revoked its approval of a portion of Idaho's river, stream and lake anti-degradation plan, saying the plan could cause significant degradation of waterways.

In March, the federal judge presiding over the Greater Yellowstone Coalition's lawsuit challenging the EPA's approval of the plan allowed the agency to remand the plan and reconsider how much pollution it allows.

U.S. District Judge B. Lynn Winmill said under the EPA's regulations, a pollution increase that would decrease a water body's assimilative capacity —...
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Greater Yellowstone Coalition v. US Environmental Protection Agency


Case Number

4:12-cv-00060

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Idaho

Nature of Suit

Environmental Matters

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B. Lynn Winmill

Date Filed

February 13, 2012

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