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Litigation Over Chesapeake Bay TMDL is All About Sharing the Burden

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Yesterday, a federal district court in Pennsylvania heard oral arguments in a litigation challenge to EPA’s total maximum daily load (TMDL) for the Chesapeake Bay.  In five hours of intense and complex argument, agricultural interests, EPA, environmental activists groups, and municipal utility groups including NACWA presented their perspectives on the legal and policy issues underlying […]

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A Day at the Beach

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Although beach season is officially over for most of the country, the debate over water quality along the Nation’s coastlines continues. Since 1986, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has recommended the same level of water quality to protect swimmers from bacteria that may be present in the water. [ … ]

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