EPA Probes Impact Of Ocean Acidification

Law360, New York (April 14, 2009, 12:00 AM EDT) -- In a move that could spawn controls on carbon dioxide emissions under the Clean Water Act, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is studying ocean acidification to determine whether it should revise its aquatic life criterion for marine pH.

The agency is soliciting research and data to address the impact of ocean acidification, as well as information on marine pH monitoring and the implementation of pH water quality standards, “as the basis for a broader discussion of ocean acidification and marine impacts,” according to a Wednesday Notice...
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