Water District Takes EPA Pollution Limit Row To High Court

By Sean McLernon (January 11, 2013, 7:43 PM EST) -- A municipal water control district is asking the U.S. Supreme Court to hear its challenge of U.S. Environmental Protection Agency phosphorous discharge limits imposed on a Massachusetts sewage treatment plant, arguing that the EPA must design the standard to site-specific factors.

The Upper Blackstone Water Pollution Abatement District is appealing a First Circuit ruling in August that found the EPA's decision to tighten the limit from 0.75 milligrams per liter to 0.1 mg/L was supported by the scientific record. The decision conflicts with a D.C. Circuit ruling that requires the agency to tailor the federal standard to circumstances specific to each...

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