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Washington Suit On EPA’s Water Standard Reversal Could Test Review Policy

June 10, 2019
Washington state’s new court challenge against EPA’s sudden rewrite of state water quality standards poses a test not only for the agency’s ability to revisit years-old reviews of state Clean Water Act (CWA) policies but also its just-issued guidance on the timing of those reviews, which stressed a 90-day deadline in order to avoid “uncertainty." Washington’s complaint , filed June 6 in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Washington, aims to reinstate water quality criteria that the...

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