21 States Tell 3rd Circ. EPA Water Standards Violate CWA

Law360, New York (February 4, 2014, 5:25 PM EST) -- Florida, Texas and 19 other states have joined agricultural groups challenging federal pollution restrictions for the Chesapeake Bay watershed, lodging an amicus brief in the Third Circuit on Monday arguing that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is encroaching on state land-use decisions.

The federal program setting limits on the amount of nitrogen, phosphorous and sediment allowed into the bay each day micromanages pollution sources that are beyond the agency's regulatory scope, according to the brief. The states are worried about the the EPA setting similar restrictions...
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