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EPA Backs Ohio's Lake Erie Listing, Then Seeks To Dismiss Groups' Suit

July 12, 2018
EPA is urging a federal judge to reject environmentalists’ efforts to amend their litigation aimed at forcing the development of a binding nutrient cleanup plan for Lake Erie, arguing in a July 10 brief that the case became moot when the agency -- one day earlier -- approved Ohio’s voluntary move to list the lake’s open waters as impaired by nutrients. In its July 10 brief asking for summary judgment, EPA pushes back against attempts by the plaintiffs in Environmental...

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