Environmentalists Sue EPA For Retaining ELGs For Key Industrial Sectors

April 11, 2023
A coalition of 13 environmental groups is suing EPA for failing to update its decades-old effluent limitations guidelines (ELGs) for refineries and petrochemical facilities, as well as six other industrial sectors, arguing that EPA’s choice to not revise the effluent limitations is arbitrary and capricious. “Organizations allege that EPA’s decisions in [ELG] Plan 15 not to revise the effluent limitations, effluent limitations guidelines, standards of performance for new sources, and pretreatment standards for the seven industrial point source categories ...

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