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Judge Grants EPA Bid To Reconsider Controversial Maine Water Standards

December 04, 2018
A federal judge has granted the Trump EPA's request to reconsider the Obama administration's controversial decision rejecting Maine water quality standards (WQS), clearing the way for the agency to roll back a decision that dischargers feared could result in unlawfully stringent permit limits if the agency used a similar rationale in other states. In a Dec. 3 ruling in Maine v. Wheeler , Judge Jon D. Levy of the U.S. District Court for the District of Maine gives EPA a...

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