Inside EPA - 03/13/2020

EPA Seeks To Reverse Landmark TMDL Ruling, Fearing ‘Wave’ Of Suits

March 5, 2020
EPA is asking the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit to reverse a three-judge panel’s landmark ruling that expands a controversial “constructive submission” forcing the agency to develop waterbody cleanup plans when states have failed to act, warning the decision will lead to a “massive wave” of citizen suits if left unchecked. The agency in its March 4 petition for en banc rehearing in Columbia Riverkeeper et al. v Andrew Wheeler argues the three-judge panel’s December...

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