Municipal Groups, Montana Push Back On Environmentalists’ Nutrient Suit

September 16, 2020
Municipal and industry groups, along with Montana officials, are pushing back on environmentalists’ challenge to EPA’s approval of a controversial state water quality nutrient criteria provision, telling a federal district court the approval was consistent with the agency’s authority under the Clean Water Act (CWA). “This case is about one simple act: Defendant EPA’s approval of the State of Montana’s regulations making general variances non-severable from numeric nutrient criteria . . . [and] EPA’s decision was permissible under the CWA...

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