EPA Escapes Cape Cod Nitrogen Pollution Suit

Law360, New York (August 29, 2013, 4:43 PM EDT) -- A Massachusetts court on Thursday booted an environmental group’s suit against the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency over nitrogen pollution in Cape Cod, Mass., saying the plaintiffs lack standing because they cannot prove that a win would redress their injuries.

U.S. District Court Judge Mark L. Wolf dismissed the suit — one of two brought by the Conservation Law Foundation Inc. and Buzzards Bay Coalition Inc. — after finding that while affidavits submitted by group members support claims that they’ve been injured by nitrogen pollution in the...
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