Enviros Want EPA’s Chicago Reservoir Accord Blocked

Law360, Chicago (December 17, 2013, 8:06 PM EST) -- A coalition of environmental groups urged an Illinois federal judge Tuesday to block a proposed settlement between the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and a Chicago-area water district, claiming a massive tunnel and reservoir project being built by the city won’t do enough to keep wastewater out of local rivers and Lake Michigan.

Led by the Natural Resources Defense Council, the environmental groups appeared at a court hearing where the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago was seeking approval of a consent decree that would resolve...
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