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Ohio Cites Voluntary Plan To Stave Off New Rules For Lake Erie Nutrients

March 09, 2018
Ohio is suggesting to EPA that even if the open waters of Lake Erie are declared impaired under the Clean Water Act (CWA), as environmentalists are seeking, the state should be allowed to proceed with nutrient reduction actions outlined in a just-released voluntary EPA plan for a Great Lakes pact rather than develop a regulatory CWA waterbody cleanup plan. “If Ohio does declare the open waters of Lake Erie impaired in the upcoming Integrated Report, we are fully committed to...

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