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Judge's Order For EPA To Craft Conductivity TMDL Creates Test For Trump

February 15, 2017
A federal district judge has ordered EPA to act on West Virginia's failure to craft cleanup plans for waters with high conductivity, a measure of ionic pollution associated with coal mining and other activities, creating a test for the Trump administration to either impose federal plans or invite another suit that the judge has signaled would certainly succeed. The Feb. 14 ruling in Ohio Valley Environmental Coalition (OVEC), et al. v. Gina McCarthy, et al. , says the state's failure...


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