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EPA Reverses Position On Maine Water Quality Standards, Seeks Remand

August 08, 2018
EPA has changed its position in litigation over its 2015 rejection of some of Maine's water quality standards (WQS) and is now asking a federal court to remand the issue to the agency for reconsideration rather than defend its decision, a move that is drawing opposition from tribal intervenors in the case who fear EPA will now allow weaker standards. The agency's reversal, announced in a recent motion to the federal district court overseeing the suit, follows settlement negotiations with...

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