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Ohio River Water Commission Votes To Loosen Regional CWA Standards

June 06, 2019
The interstate commission that governs water pollution controls in the Ohio River Valley has voted to convert its mandates for discharge permits in the region into a voluntary program for the eight member states, boosting regulators’ freedom to craft their own policies in a move that environmentalists say will spur a “race to the bottom” in the region. Members of the Ohio River Valley Water Sanitation Commission (ORSANCO) on June 6 voted 19-2 to loosen the body’s rules that govern...


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