EPA asks court for more time on Washington toxics decision

June 22, 2022
EPA is agreeing to a federal court order requiring a quick decision on whether Washington state must update its water quality criteria to protect aquatic life from toxics but, together with environmentalist plaintiffs, is asking a judge to allow for an additional 60 days -- until the end of August -- before making any “necessity determination.” In a June 13 joint motion , EPA and Northwest Environmental Advocates (NWEA) say the parties have “now reached an agreement in principle” that...

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