EPA To Weigh Stricter Ocean Water Acidity Limits

Law360, New York (January 27, 2009, 12:00 AM EST) -- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on Tuesday granted an environmental group's request that it study whether ocean acidification should be regulated under the Clean Water Act — a petition the Bush administration had failed to respond to.

The Center for Biological Diversity warned the EPA in November that it would sue the government if it did not respond to its petition within two months. The group is pushing the agency to set stricter pH standards for ocean water quality and put out a guidance that directs...
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