Northeastern States Call On EPA For Mercury Fix

Law360, New York (October 29, 2008, 12:00 AM EDT) -- Seven northeastern states — Connecticut, Maine, New Hampshire, New York, Rhode Island, Vermont and Massachusetts — have filed a petition with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency under the Clean Water Act asking it to address mercury pollution from neighboring states.

The states filed the petition on Oct. 15, claiming that neighboring states such as Pennsylvania, Ohio and New Jersey release atmospheric mercury pollution that contributes to elevated contamination levels in its water sources.

In the petition, the states said that the EPA had a “mandatory” duty...
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