Durbin presses Regan on sewer overflow equity concerns

July 20, 2021
Senate Majority Whip Dick Durbin (D-IL) is pressing EPA Administrator Michael Regan to act on a sewer overflow and flooding crisis in a low-income community in southern Illinois without placing further financial burden on the residents, tying the decades-long problem there to broader water infrastructure funding issues being debated in Congress. The pressure from Durbin comes as residents in Cahokia Heights, IL, are suing the local wastewater utility over alleged violations of the Clean Water Act (CWA) due to raw...

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