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Environmentalists Resist EPA's Court Bid To Kill Controversial TMDL Theory

May 15, 2019
Environmentalists are seeking to preserve a lower court ruling that upheld the controversial judicial doctrine that requires EPA to develop cleanup plans for impaired waters when states decline to act, pushing back on a recent Justice Department (DOJ) effort to kill the doctrine or at least limit its reach. In a May 10 brief to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit in Columbia Riverkeeper, et al. v. Wheeler , environmentalists urge the court to reject EPA's attempt...

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