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EPA Sued Over 53 "De-Listed" Rivers in the Chesapeake Bay Watershed


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EPA Sued Over 53 "De-Listed" Rivers in the Chesapeake Bay Watershed

WASHINGTON - Waterkeepers Chesapeake and seven Riverkeeper organizations, represented by Earthjustice, have filed suit in U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia against the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and EPA Administrator Regina McCarthy in a legal matter involving the delisting of 53 river segments in 17 Maryland counties and Baltimore City.

At issue is whether the Environmental Protection Agency, under provisions of the Clean Water Act, must assess water quality upriver in the 53 delisted river segments.

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