Lawsuit Challenges Chesapeake Water Quality Trading Program

Food and Water Watch and Friends of the Earth have filed a lawsuit against the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. The groups seek to invalidate the water quality trading scheme set up under the Chesapeake Bay Total Maximum Daily Load (TMDL). The groups claim that the “pay-to-pollute” trading program is illegal, undermines compliance with the TMDL, and sacrifices the successful point source permitting program. Read more.

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